Jim Himes

Debora Cartagena / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Rep. Jim Himes and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, both Democrats from Connecticut, met with public health officials and law enforcement in Stamford on Tuesday for a forum on the opioid and heroin epidemic. Himes says the epidemic is affecting more well-off communities, like Stamford, and he asked how Connecticut could use emergency federal funds to fight it.

Connecticut's Congressional Democrats Sweep Election

Nov 5, 2014
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.

Craig LeMoult

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Jim Himes of Connecticut’s Fourth District and Republican Challenger Dan Debicella debated in Norwalk Tuesday.  The candidates both bragged of their own bipartisanship, while trying to paint each other as partisan extremists.

From his first answer, Debicella sought to establish himself as the alternative to what he called incumbent politicians who put their party above country.

Kaomi Goetz

Connecticut Democrat Jim Himes of the Fourth Congressional District and Republican challenger Dan Debicella debated Monday night at the University of Connecticut's General Re auditorium. It was the third time for the two to debate in this year's election campaign.

Himes, of Greenwich, is vying for his fourth term in Congress. Debicella, of Shelton, is challenging Himes for a second time after being defeated in 2010.

About 160 people listened to the two debate issues such as U.S. foreign policy and national security.

Craig LeMoult

Republican Dan Debicella, who is challenging Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes in the upcoming election, has reached the highest level of the national GOP’s so-called “Young Guns” program.

Debicella says his designation as a “young gun” means the national GOP decided his race against Himes was worth paying attention to.