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.
January 9, 2017
November 8, 2016
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal easily won a second term Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Dan Carter, a state representative from Bethel.
August 26, 2016
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.
July 27, 2016
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.
June 22, 2016
(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.
June 17, 2016
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.
June 15, 2016
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.
June 13, 2016
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.
May 9, 2016
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.
March 4, 2016
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.