Jim Himes

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.

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.

Organizations running early childhood education programs for low-income kids in Stamford and Bridgeport have won millions of dollars in federal grants to continue their programs.

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