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January 9, 2017

Connecticut Democrats Ready Fight Over Obamacare Repeal

by Jack Kramer | January 9, 2017 4:00pm

Jack Kramer/CTNewsJunkie photo HARTFORD, CT – Surrounded by people worried about losing their health insurance if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act (ACA) U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5, Monday both implored President-elect Donald Trump and Republican politicians to shelve the idea.

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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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August 26, 2016

Republican Seeks To Leverage Local Experience In Run For Congress

by Max Moran | August 26, 2016 12:55pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo The 41 cities and towns in the 5th Congressional District last elected a Republican in 2006, but Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope is hoping to end his party’s losing streak.

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July 27, 2016

Emails Show DNC Provided Script For Gun Control Conference Call: GOP

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2016 4:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Republicans tried to draw attention this week to U.S Rep. Elizabeth Esty, whose name comes up in 37 hacked emails from Sunday’s Wikileaks dump exposing the Democrats’ favoritism of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.

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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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June 17, 2016

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Rowland Conviction

by Christine Stuart | June 17, 2016 3:00pm

Douglas Healey file photo A federal appeals court upheld former Gov. John G. Rowland’s conviction for violating campaign laws during the 2010 and 2012 Congressional contest in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District. 

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June 15, 2016

New Britain Gets Federal Grant To Address Lead Abatement

by Jack Kramer | June 15, 2016 1:00pm

shutterstock The City of New Britain got some good news from Washington this week when it was awarded $3.4 million to help reduce lead hazards and make housing units safer for children.

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June 13, 2016

Connecticut Lawmakers: Orlando Shooting May Be What Prompts Congressional Action

by Jack Kramer | June 13, 2016 5:00pm

Jack Kramer photo Members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation said Monday that assault weapons have become the common ingredient in the string of mass shootings that culminated with the worst one in U.S. history early Sunday in Orlando.

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May 9, 2016

Clay Cope Easily Wins Republican Nomination In 5th Congressional District

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2016 6:29pm

Christine Stuart photo Republicans in the 5th Congressional District overwhelmingly nominated Sherman First Selectman Clay Cope as the candidate they want to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.

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March 4, 2016

OP-ED | Clay Cope In The Fightin’ 5th: Hard To Put Into A Box

by Terry Cowgill | March 4, 2016 5:30am

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Since insurgent Democrat Chris Murphy dethroned longtime Congresswoman Nancy Johnson in 2006, Republicans have been trying to figure out how to the return Connecticut’s 5th congressional district to GOP hands.

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