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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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August 15, 2018

Hayes, Santos Win Nominations By Large Margins in 5th Congressional District

by John F. Silver | Aug 15, 2018 1:17am
Posted to: DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Waterbury | 5th CD

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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.

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August 9, 2018

Donor Support Becomes An Issue In Last CD5 Debate

by John F. Silver | Aug 9, 2018 9:30am
Posted to: Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018

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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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July 31, 2018

GOP Candidates Duke It Out In Last CD5 Debate

by Christine Stuart | Jul 31, 2018 8:01am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

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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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