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May 14, 2018

Democrats In The 5th Go With Experience Over Enthusiasm

by Christine Stuart | May 14, 2018 9:55pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | 5th CD

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WATERBURY, CT — Democrats from the 41 towns in the 5th Congressional District gathered Monday at Crosby High School and went with an experienced politician over a political newcomer.

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May 11, 2018

Santos Wins The Republican Party’s Endorsement in the 5th

by Christine Stuart | May 11, 2018 6:02pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Election 2018

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MASHANTUCKET— Former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos was able to wrestle up the votes necessary to win the Republican Party’s endorsement in the 5th Congressional District race, but Ruby O’Neill, a late entrant to the race, won enough support to primary.

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April 10, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | A Remorseful Esty Returns to Capitol Hill

by Peter Urban | Apr 10, 2018 7:36pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Equality | Legal | Privacy

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WASHINGTON — In a round of interviews with reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty apologized again for mishandling the firing of Tony Baker, her former chief of staff who had abused her former scheduler, and she reaffirmed her decision to not seek re-election but remain in office through the end of her term.

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April 6, 2018

OP-ED | Esty’s Sudden Demise A Sobering Reminder of #MeToo’s Power

by Terry Cowgill | Apr 6, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Ethics | Opinion | 5th CD

In one of the most stunning and precipitous falls from grace in recent memory, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is now toast — the victim of her own bad judgment in failing to adequately protect one of her staffers from her chief of staff’s predatory and abusive behavior.

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April 5, 2018

ANALYSIS | The 5th District is Still the Democrats’ to Lose

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 5, 2018 5:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2006 | Election 2008 | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Equality | Opinion | 5th CD

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Well, that happened fast.

Just last week, the congressional races here in Connecticut looked like a real snooze-fest. Now there’s a wide-open contest for a suddenly open seat in the state’s most competitive district, and it’s all thanks to the mind-bogglingly awful way in which U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, handled a harassment complaint in her office.

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April 2, 2018

Race for 5th CD Opens Up

by Christine Stuart | Apr 2, 2018 10:29pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | 5th CD

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated Tuesday 9:30 a.m.) There are 41 cities and towns in the 5th Congressional District and U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s announcement that she wouldn’t seek re-election this fall set off a scramble today among potential candidates in both parties.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Esty Says She Won’t Seek Re-Election

by Peter Urban | Apr 2, 2018 4:32pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Ethics

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WASHINGTON— (Updated 5:45 p.m.) U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty on Monday announced she would not seek re-election this fall as a growing list of state Democrats called for her resignation over her handling of alleged abuse by her former chief of staff.

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March 30, 2018

Democrats Express Disappointment With Esty As Republicans Call For Her Resignation

by Christine Stuart | Mar 30, 2018 2:47pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | 5th CD

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HARTFORD, CT — A Courant editorial has called for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to resign, but her Congressional colleagues are defending her as she seeks to navigate what the paper is describing as “a full-blown political crisis” in an election year.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Esty Issues Apology; Blumenthal Opposes VA Privatization

by Christine Stuart and Peter Urban | Mar 30, 2018 1:00am
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Iraq at Home | Public Health | Veterans Affairs | Newington | West Haven

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U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty issued an apology Thursday for failing to act sooner in 2016 when Tony Baker, her former chief of staff, was accused of harassing, threatening, and punching a female former staffer, Hearst reported Thursday.

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March 22, 2018

Gun Control Advocates Ready For Marches

by Parker Fiske | Mar 22, 2018 12:47pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | Public Safety | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT —Several cities, including Hartford, will be the scene of marches against gun violence this weekend.

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