by Susan Bigelow | Aug 17, 2018 3:56pm
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.
Continue reading "ANALYSIS | How Eva Bermudez Zimmerman Lost - And Won" »
by Susan Bigelow | Aug 16, 2018 3:59am
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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by John F. Silver | Aug 15, 2018 2:17am
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Waterbury | 5th CD
WATERBURY, CT — At age 17, Jahana Hayes was a single mother living in Waterbury public housing. She went to school to become a teacher, and eventually was named National Teacher of the Year in 2016.
Continue reading "Hayes, Santos Win Nominations By Large Margins in 5th Congressional District" »
by John F. Silver | Aug 9, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018
WEST HARTFORD, CT — The last debate for the candidates running in the Democratic primary for the 5th Congressional District led to an agreement that there needs to be a sea change in Washington and a disagreement about who is fit to deliver it.
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by Christine Stuart | Jul 31, 2018 9:01am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs
WEST HARTFORD, CT — In what could be their final televised debate before the Aug. 14 primary, three Republicans running for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District embraced President Donald Trump’s trade policy and the Second Amendment on Monday.
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by John F. Silver | Jul 19, 2018 12:09pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Media Matters
HARTFORD, CT — Jahana Hayes might be new to politics, but her two-minute introductory video has gone viral.
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by Peter Urban | Jul 18, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | 3rd CD | 4th CD | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018
A month ahead of primary contests, the race to replace Rep. Elizabeth Esty looks to be competitive judging by the latest fundraising reports filed this week.
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by John F. Silver | Jun 26, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Immigration | Jobs | Torrington
TORRINGTON, CT — With the August 14 primary approaching, the biggest hurdle for each of the three Republican candidates in the 5th Congressional District is to get their message out.
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by Christine Stuart | Jun 22, 2018 3:30pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Labor | 5th CD
HARTFORD, CT — AFL-CIO members endorsed one of their own for lieutenant governor on Friday even though it wasn’t the same person their endorsed gubernatorial candidate chose as his running mate.
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by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Equality | Veterans Affairs
Representative Elizabeth Esty urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to address the “pervasive culture of sexual harassment” within the VA, which was exposed in a recent survey conducted by the government’s independent Merit Systems Protection Board.
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