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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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January 28, 2016

Sherman Republican to Challenge Esty in 5th District

by Christine Stuart | January 28, 2016 5:30am

Contributed photo Clay Cope, the latest Republican to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, is a Texas native with an immigrant life partner. He co-owned a fashion design house for nearly three decades before becoming Sherman’s First Selectman.

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December 4, 2015

Connecticut’s Congressional Delegation Calls For Action, Not Prayers On Guns

by Christine Stuart | December 4, 2015 1:29pm

Christine Stuart photo (UPDATED 2:30 p.m.) When it comes to gun violence in America, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said “sympathy is important. Prayers are important. But members of Congress don’t get elected in order to send out sympathy tweets.”

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September 2, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bernie Sanders’ 5th District Campaign Coordinator May Run Against Esty

by Jordan Fenster | September 2, 2015 1:45pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: Shortly after this story was posted, the Sanders’ campaign’s chief volunteer in Connecticut, Carlos Camacho, announced that Piddock had been removed as coordinator in the 5th District based on her decision to run for the congressional seat. The story has been updated to reflect her change of status with the campaign.

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(UPDATED 10 a.m. 9/3) The organizer of the Occupy movement’s Torrington group says she plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty for the 5th Congressional District seat in 2016. Stephanie Piddock, who also had been volunteering as 5th Congressional District coordinator for Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, said via email that she intends to make her Green Party candidacy official in two weeks.

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August 25, 2015

Esty Announces Support For Iran Deal, Blumenthal Remains Lone Holdout

by Christine Stuart | August 25, 2015 3:06pm

Cash DeRienzo file photo U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced Tuesday that after carefully reviewing the Iran nuclear agreement she plans on supporting it.

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