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June 26, 2018

Republicans In 5th CD Agree On Immigration, Jobs

by John F. Silver | Jun 26, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Immigration | Jobs | Torrington

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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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June 22, 2018

AFL-CIO Endorses Two of Their Own

by Christine Stuart | Jun 22, 2018 3:30pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Labor | 5th CD

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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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Esty Calls on VA to Address ‘Pervasive Culture of Sexual Harassment’

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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June 20, 2018

Republicans In Race for 5th CD Find Common Ground on Immigration Policy

by John F. Silver | Jun 20, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Courts | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Immigration | White House | 5th CD

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Republican candidates running for the open 5th Congressional District seat are all calling for a comprehensive solution to the crisis at the southern border that has resulted in children being separated from their parents and placed in detention centers.

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June 7, 2018

OP-ED | Responsibility and Respect: Words of Wisdom for High School Grads in 2018

by Barth Keck | Jun 7, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Education | Ethics | Opinion | White House | Ridgefield

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Although I wasn’t asked, this is what I’d say if I delivered a commencement address this year:

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May 14, 2018

Democrats In The 5th Go With Experience Over Enthusiasm

by Christine Stuart | May 14, 2018 9:55pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | 5th CD

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WATERBURY, CT — Democrats from the 41 towns in the 5th Congressional District gathered Monday at Crosby High School and went with an experienced politician over a political newcomer.

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May 11, 2018

Santos Wins The Republican Party’s Endorsement in the 5th

by Christine Stuart | May 11, 2018 6:02pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | Election 2018

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MASHANTUCKET— Former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos was able to wrestle up the votes necessary to win the Republican Party’s endorsement in the 5th Congressional District race, but Ruby O’Neill, a late entrant to the race, won enough support to primary.

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April 10, 2018

DC NEWS JUNKIE | A Remorseful Esty Returns to Capitol Hill

by Peter Urban | Apr 10, 2018 7:36pm
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Equality | Legal | Privacy

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WASHINGTON — In a round of interviews with reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday, U.S. Representative Elizabeth Esty apologized again for mishandling the firing of Tony Baker, her former chief of staff who had abused her former scheduler, and she reaffirmed her decision to not seek re-election but remain in office through the end of her term.

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April 6, 2018

OP-ED | Esty’s Sudden Demise A Sobering Reminder of #MeToo’s Power

by Terry Cowgill | Apr 6, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Ethics | Opinion | 5th CD

In one of the most stunning and precipitous falls from grace in recent memory, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is now toast — the victim of her own bad judgment in failing to adequately protect one of her staffers from her chief of staff’s predatory and abusive behavior.

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April 5, 2018

ANALYSIS | The 5th District is Still the Democrats’ to Lose

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 5, 2018 5:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2006 | Election 2008 | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Equality | Opinion | 5th CD

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Well, that happened fast.

Just last week, the congressional races here in Connecticut looked like a real snooze-fest. Now there’s a wide-open contest for a suddenly open seat in the state’s most competitive district, and it’s all thanks to the mind-bogglingly awful way in which U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, handled a harassment complaint in her office.

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