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Sherman’s Cope release’s political video in bid for Congress

October 26, 2016 GMT

SHERMAN - Clay Cope, the First Selectman and GOP congressional candidate, is featured in a 30-second video highlighting his ability to listen to constituents.

“I hear from people all the time who just want someone in Washington who will listen,” Cope says in the video, who is shown shaking hands with constituents and walking on the shoreline of Candlewood Lake.

The video is the first released by Cope’s campaign, who has raised substantially less money at this point in the election season than the previous two GOP candidates for the 5th Congressional District in 2014 and 2012.

Cope entered October having raised $100,000.

Cope is challenging two-term Democrat Elizabeth Esty, who entered October having raised $1.8 million.

Earlier this month, Esty released a video featuring a Vietnam Veteran and Gold Star father from Waterbury who thanks Esty for her work to enact the Gold Star Fathers Act and to introduce the Support Families of Fallen Heroes Act.

Cope’s video challenges Esty’s constituent service.

“Elizabeth Esty has only been listening to special interests,” Cope says in the video. “We need leaders who will listen to everyone.”