by Barth Keck | Dec 31, 2018 6:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | 5th CD | Education | Election 2018 | Opinion | Waterbury
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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by Peter Urban | Dec 11, 2018 2:59pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie
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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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
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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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
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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by John F. Silver | Nov 7, 2018 1:07am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018
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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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
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.
Continue reading "While State Offices Are Hotly Contested, Connecticut’s Congressional Races Are Ho-Hum Affairs" »
by Christine Stuart | Oct 17, 2018 8:05pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Election 2018
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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by Christine Stuart | Oct 15, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Health Care | Insurance | Farmington
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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by Susan Bigelow | Aug 17, 2018 2:56pm
Posted to: Analysis | Data | Election 2018 | Equality | Opinion | 5th CD
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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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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