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.
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.
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.
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.