GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Of Connecticut's 28 delegates to the Republican national convention in Tampa, Fla., none ever was elected to statewide or federal office and most have helped raise money for Mitt Romney.
The Hearst Connecticut Media Group reports that 21 are men and seven are women. Greenwich has sent six delegates and four alternates, the most in the state.
State GOP chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. says the overriding factor for who would be a delegate was strong and early support for Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who will soon be nominated for president.
Republicans in Connecticut account for the smallest of the three major voter blocs in the state, totaling 412,509, compared with 723,035 Democrats and 818,703 unaffiliated voters.
Connecticut is a reliable blue state. Then-Vice President George Bush was the last Republican presidential candidate to win Connecticut in 1988.