Elizabeth Esty

Democratic incumbents win in all 5 districts
5:30 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Connecticut's Congressional Democrats Sweep Election

Jim Himes at his polling place on Tuesday.
Credit Alison Freeland

Democratic incumbents in Connecticut's Congressional races bucked a national trend on Tuesday night, winning re-election in all five districts.

Fourth District

In the fourth district, Democrat Jim Himes won for the fourth time in a row. His Republican challenger, Dan Debicella, called Himes to concede the race late Tuesday night.

Himes' win over Debicella is a replay of the 2010 election, which Himes won with 53 percent of the vote.

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Conn. 5th District debate hits range of issues
4:55 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Esty & Greenberg disagree on Social Security, arming rebels & more in debate

U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (left) and Republican challenger Mark Greenberg at the debate in Waterbury on Tuesday
Credit CT-N

Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut's 5th District and her Republican challenger, businessman Mark Greenberg, differed on Tuesday on the best way to break gridlock in Washington. The two met in Waterbury for a debate. Esty is seeking her second term in office, and faces a competitive challenge from Greenberg.

Greenberg said the cause of the gridlock problem is that politicians care more about themselves than about the people in their districts.

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Election 2014
11:15 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Conn. 5th District GOP candidate Greenberg disagrees with the NRA on background checks

Democratic US Rep Elizabeth Esty and Republican challenger Mark Greenberg at the 5th Congressional District debate at the Portuguese Cultural Center in Danbury, Conn., on Thursday October 9, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

A Connecticut Republican endorsed by the National Rifle Association says he disagrees with the NRA’s position on universal background checks for gun purchases.  Mark Greenberg said this in a debate with Democrat Elizabeth Esty, who he’s trying to unseat in the 5th Congressional District.  

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Himes raises the most money
4:55 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Members of Conn's Congressional delegation raise much more money than their opponents

Congressman Jim Himes

Of the five members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation, Representative Jim Himes has raised the most money so far in this year’s election cycle. Representative Rosa DeLauro has raised the least. That's according to Open Secrets, a website that tracks money in politics.

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Lawmakers send a letter to retail industry
5:48 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Conn lawmakers want the retail industry to back gun control

Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are urging national retailers to voluntarily take steps to reduce gun violence by barring guns from their establishments. The lawmakers made the call on Friday at the state Capitol in Hartford. 

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