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November 14, 2014

ANALYSIS | Republicans Swing and Miss in the 4th and 5th Congressional Districts

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?

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OP-ED | No Republican Wave Hit 990 Prospect Avenue

by Terry D. Cowgill | November 14, 2014 5:30am

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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?

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November 5, 2014

ANALYSIS | Republicans Miss A Big Opportunity To Reclaim 5th District

by Matt DeRienzo | November 5, 2014 8:08am

Cash DeRienzo photo 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.

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Larson Wins Another Term in 1st Congressional District

by Luke Foster | November 5, 2014 1:06am

Luke Foster photo 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.

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November 4, 2014

Esty Holds On To Connecticut’s 5th District, Beating Greenberg

by Matt DeRienzo | November 4, 2014 10:15pm

Matt DeRienzo photo 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.

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November 1, 2014

5th CD ELECTION PROFILE | Greenberg Tests Esty In Her Bid For Second Term In Congress

by Matt DeRienzo | November 1, 2014 12:01pm

Matt DeRienzo photo 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.

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October 31, 2014

Esty’s Hometown Paper Backs Greenberg, As Newtown Bee Praises Sandy Hook Response

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.

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ANALYSIS | What to Watch for on Election Night 2014

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.

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October 30, 2014

ANALYSIS | Turnout In Cities, Fate Of Roraback Country Keys To Victory In 5th District

by Matt DeRienzo | October 30, 2014 3:00pm

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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.

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Esty, Greenberg Trade Accusations On Social Security To The Bitter End

by Matt DeRienzo | October 30, 2014 10:47am

A 5th District congressional race that began with a testy debate about Social Security is ending with a testy debate about Social Security.

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