And so it goes. From Neil Vigdor, CT Post:
For the Connecticut Republicans, a party starving for national relevance, Paul Manafort was one of their own.
On the same day that Donald Trump clinched the GOP presidential nomination last year, his then-campaign chairman obligingly posed for selfies with convention delegates from his home state in Cleveland after speaking at a breakfast for the group. The New Britain native was the man of the hour.
But that was then. Now that Manafort has been indicted for alleged money laundering and failing to register as a foreign agent–stoking the fires of potential collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia–state GOP members have gone from name-dropping Manafort to just dropping the political fixer.
“He has no ties to us”said J.R. Romano, the state GOP chairman. “The guy, his family is originally from Connecticut. That’s pretty much it.”
Full story here.