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October 23, 2014

Drowning In Campaign Cash

by Kristi Allen | October 23, 2014 12:00pm

Connecticut’s hotly contested gubernatorial race is contributing to a national trend of heavy spending on gubernatorial campaigns.

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Esty Ranked 104th Wealthiest Member of Congress; Greenberg Would Be In Top 20

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.

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October 22, 2014

Esty, Greenberg Focus On 5th’s Many Older Voters In Debate On Social Security

by Matt DeRienzo | October 22, 2014 1:30pm

CTNJ file photos 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.

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Newtown’s Congresswoman Talks Gun Violence As Election Approaches

by Matt DeRienzo | October 22, 2014 6:59am

John Berry/The Register Citizen 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.

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October 21, 2014

5th District Notebook: Esty, Greenberg To Debate Guns, Social Security

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.

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October 20, 2014

Greenberg Uses Old Cheshire Budget Hearing Video To Hit Esty On Taxes

by Matt DeRienzo | October 20, 2014 7:19am

Mark Greenberg unveiled a new TV commercial Monday morning that uses old video from a budget hearing in Cheshire to attack 5th District Congreswoman Elizabeth Esty for what he says is a “pattern” of supporting higher taxes.

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October 17, 2014

Greenberg Says CDC Director Should Resign Over Ebola Response

by Matt DeRienzo | October 17, 2014 12:37pm

matt derienzo photo 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

Gabby Giffords Makes A Pitch For Common Sense Gun Laws

by Christine Stuart | October 16, 2014 5:17pm

Christine Stuart photo Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords on Thursday urged Connecticut women to join her in standing up for common sense laws that keep guns out of the hands of abusers.

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5th District Notebook: Greenberg’s Personal Spending on Campaigns Approaches $4 Million

by Matt DeRienzo | October 16, 2014 11:00am

Matt DeRienzo photo 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.

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October 15, 2014

Greenberg, Esty Point Fingers Over Lack Of 5th District Debates

by Matt DeRienzo | October 15, 2014 7:00am

The campaigns of U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and Republican 5th District challenger Mark Greenberg are swapping accusations this week over the lack of debates between the two candidates scheduled before the Nov. 4 election.

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