November 14, 2014
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?
by Terry D. Cowgill | November 14, 2014 5:30am
In the face of a national Republican landslide that punished incumbents in the midterm elections, Connecticut stayed true to its nickname.
At least in the executive branch, the Land Steady of Habits bucked the trend that made life miserable for Democrats. We returned an unpopular incumbent Democratic governor to office and re-elected every constitutional officer and member of Congress — all of whom were Democrats. What Republican wave, you ask?
November 5, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | November 5, 2014 8:08am
For all of the talk about “deep blue” Connecticut and what a lock Democrats have on its entire congressional delegation, the Republican party seemed to go out of its way this year to concede a 5th District race it could have and probably should have won.
by Luke Foster | November 5, 2014 1:06am
Democratic Congressional incumbent John B. Larson was elected to his ninth term as Representative of the 1st Congressional District, beating challengers from both the Republican and Green parties.
November 4, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | November 4, 2014 10:15pm
Democratic Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty won a second term representing Connecticut’s 5th District on Tuesday, shaking off the drag of national dissatisfaction with President Obama’s administration and an unpopular Democratic governor locked in a close re-election fight. Her Republican opponent, Litchfield real estate developer Mark Greenberg, conceded the race at about 10:15 p.m.
November 1, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | November 1, 2014 12:01pm
Mark Greenberg, a conservative real estate developer from Litchfield, is challenging the re-election bid of Elizabeth Esty, a first-term congresswoman from Cheshire, on Tuesday for the chance to represent Connecticut’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
October 31, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | October 31, 2014 1:00pm
A weekly newspaper in 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s hometown is backing Republican Mark Greenberg’s challenge to the first-term incumbent’s re-election bid.
by Susan Bigelow | October 31, 2014 10:00am
Finally, after a long and joyless campaign, it’s almost time to go vote in Connecticut’s 2014 election! Here’s a handy guide for what to watch on election night to see which way the wind is blowing, with some bonus predictions.
October 30, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | October 30, 2014 3:00pm
Two years ago, former state Sen. Andrew Roraback came within 3 percentage points of winning a 5th District congressional race that, like the rest of Connecticut, seemed on its way to becoming a “safe” seat for Democrats.
Roraback won Litchfield County and Farmington Valley towns that had previously gone to former 5th District congressman and now U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.
But it was a presidential election year, Murphy was getting out the vote for his U.S. Senate campaign against Linda McMahon, and there was high voter turnout in the heavily Democratic 5th District cities of Meriden, New Britain, Waterbury, and Danbury.
by Matt DeRienzo | October 30, 2014 10:47am