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December 31, 2018

OP-ED | Jahana Hayes: The Ideal Representative for Today’s Changing Times

by Barth Keck | Dec 31, 2018 6:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | 5th CD | Education | Election 2018 | Opinion | Waterbury

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Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don’t stand in the doorway
Don’t block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There’s a battle outside
And it is ragin’.
It’ll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin’.

—Bob Dylan (1964)

If Robert Allen Zimmerman — aka Bob Dylan — thought the times were changing in 1964, he must be looking at today’s times as an absolute transfiguration.

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December 11, 2018

Esty Praises American Democracy in Final Address in Congress

by Peter Urban | Dec 11, 2018 2:59pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie

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WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Esty on Tuesday delivered what she said would be her final words on the House floor as a U.S. Representative for Connecticut’s 5th District praising the nation’s democratic system that, while not perfect, can bring out the best in every citizen.

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December 6, 2018

Gun Safety Advocates See Gains in Congress

by Peter Urban | Dec 6, 2018 2:29pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Law Enforcement | Public Health | Public Safety | Newtown

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WASHINGTON — Encouraged by mid-term election gains, gun safety advocates say there will be action in the next Congress to enact “sensible” gun safety legislation that has eluded them since the slaughter six years ago of 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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November 16, 2018

OP-ED | How Safe Are Connecticut’s U.S. House Seats?

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 16, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Opinion | 2nd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD

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Pretty darn safe. For now.

Jahana Hayes won a big victory in Nancy Johnson’s old stomping grounds on November 6, as what was once a reliable Republican district continues its seemingly unstoppable march into Democratic hands.

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November 7, 2018

Hayes Coasts to 5th District Victory

by John F. Silver | Nov 7, 2018 1:07am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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WATERBURY — Democrat Jahana Hayes finished her meteoric ascent from national Teacher of the Year to the halls of Congress on Tuesday night, beating former Meriden mayor and Republican nominee Manny Santos for the open 5th Congressional District seat.

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November 1, 2018

While State Offices Are Hotly Contested, Connecticut’s Congressional Races Are Ho-Hum Affairs

by Peter Urban | Nov 1, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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WASHINGTON — With all eyes in Connecticut on the battle for governor and control of the state Senate, there is little — if anything — to see on the federal level as Democrats are expected to easily retain control of the state’s delegation to Congress.

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October 17, 2018

5th Congressional District Candidates Differ On Student Loan Debt

by Christine Stuart | Oct 17, 2018 8:05pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Election 2018

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NEW BRITAIN, CT —  The audience at Central Connecticut State University was surprised Wednesday by the response to a question about the problem of student debt.

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October 15, 2018

Will Shift In Public Opinion On Healthcare Impact 2018?

by Christine Stuart | Oct 15, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Health Care | Insurance | Farmington

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FARMINGTON, CT — A Maryland Congressman told a group of Connecticut residents last week that public opinion of the Affordable Care Act is changing.

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August 17, 2018

ANALYSIS | How Eva Bermudez Zimmerman Lost - And Won

by Susan Bigelow | Aug 17, 2018 2:56pm
Posted to: Analysis | Data | Election 2018 | Equality | Opinion | 5th CD

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Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, an activist and organizer running her first statewide campaign, should never have been able to give longtime Democratic powerhouse Susan Bysiewicz a run for her money. But she managed to win 40 percent of delegates at the convention despite having jumped into the race only days earlier, and in this week’s primary she grabbed about the same percentage (38 percent) of the vote.

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August 16, 2018

OP-ED | Primary 2018: What We Learned

by Susan Bigelow | Aug 16, 2018 2:59am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Opinion | 5th CD

The dust has settled, the primary is done, and the general election contests are now fixed. What, if anything, did we learn?

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