The New Canaan Republican Town Committee and its candidates achieved impressive election wins on November 7. The RTC’s campaign strategy was implemented effectively by dozens of volunteers who worked countless hours in support of policies and candidates they believe in. The party is rightly celebrating its victory. However, unknown to much of New Canaan and apparently unknown to the candidates, an unsavory incident occurred in the final weeks of the campaign that could taint our memories of the RTC’s election success. It involved a personal attack on a Democrat opponent, the kind of campaign tactic that should be abhorrent to all who value civility in our local politics.