October 23, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | October 23, 2014 9:02pm
A California lawmaker who chaired a congressional task force on gun violence after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting nearly two years ago was in Newtown on Thursday, meeting with high school students and supporting 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty’s re-election campaign.
by Kristi Allen | October 23, 2014 12:00pm
by Matt DeRienzo | October 23, 2014 5:30am
Elizabeth Esty has joined Richard Blumenthal, Rosa DeLauro and Jim Himes as millionaire members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation, which ranks among the wealthiest 20 percent of U.S. senators and representatives.
October 22, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | October 22, 2014 1:30pm
Litchfield County has the oldest population in Connecticut, and more than 130,000 people in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District receive Social Security benefits. That represents more than half the number of ballots cast in the district in the last non-presidential year.
by Matt DeRienzo | October 22, 2014 6:59am
A month after Elizabeth Esty was elected to Congress two years ago, and two weeks before she was sworn in to office, 20 first grade students and six educators were murdered inside an elementary school in the district she was to represent.
October 21, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | October 21, 2014 5:30am
Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty and Republican Mark Greenberg will meet for their second debate Tuesday in Waterbury, and will be on the phone together Wednesday for a discussion with the AARP about issues affecting senior citizens.
October 20, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | October 20, 2014 7:19am
October 17, 2014
by Matt DeRienzo | October 17, 2014 12:37pm
Republican 5th District congressional candidate Mark Greenberg called Friday for the resignation of Thomas Frieden, director of the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over his handling of the country’s response to the Ebola virus.
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October 16, 2014
by Christine Stuart | October 16, 2014 5:17pm
by Matt DeRienzo | October 16, 2014 11:00am
Republican Mark Greenberg, the Litchfield real estate developer challenging U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s bid for a second term representing Connecticut’s 5th District, has spent nearly $4 million so far in three attempts at the seat.