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December 7, 2016

Himes Wants Congress To Reclaim War Power

by Jack Kramer | December 7, 2016 12:00pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jim Himes is worried that “we’ll have foreign policy by Twitter” under President-elect Donald Trump, that’s why he introduced the Reclamation of War Powers Act, a bill he claims would return the power to wage war back to Congress.

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November 8, 2016

Blumenthal Wins Second Term; Democrats Hold Connecticut Congressional Seats

by Christine Stuart | November 8, 2016 9:46pm

Christine Stuart / CTNewsJunkie U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal easily won a second term Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Dan Carter, a state representative from Bethel.

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October 13, 2016

Republican Challenger Struggles with Fundraising In Fairfield County

by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2016 4:30am

Christine Stuart photo It’s not easy being a Republican in Connecticut even when you’re running in a swing district known for being generous to political candidates.

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July 18, 2016

Republican Asks Democratic Incumbent For A Campaign Loan

by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2016 3:00pm

Courtesy of his campaign Connecticut Republicans are poised to pick up some seats in the General Assembly this year, but an email by one of their Congressional candidates Friday may summarize how difficult it is to be a Republican in Connecticut.

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June 22, 2016

Connecticut Delegation Joins Sit-In For Vote On Gun Legislation

by Christine Stuart | June 22, 2016 11:41am

Courtesy of Esty's staff (Updated 7 a.m. Thursday) Connecticut’s Congressional delegation joined other Democratic representatives Wednesday in a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in an effort to force a vote on gun control legislation.

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February 24, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | GOP Separates Homeland Security Funding from Immigration

by Jordan Fenster | February 24, 2015 7:00am

After a fourth failed vote on an already House-approved measure to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, majority Republicans in the Senate will split the bill, bringing an immigration-free measure up for a vote days before a lack of funding causes the department to shut down.

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November 14, 2014

ANALYSIS | Republicans Swing and Miss in the 4th and 5th Congressional Districts

by Susan Bigelow | November 14, 2014 8:25am

On a night where Democrats got tossed out of Congress all over the country, Connecticut’s five Democrats held firm. How did that happen, and can Republicans ever hope to win a Connecticut congressional seat again?

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