Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned for Republican state Sen. Sam Caligiuri Friday, saying it’s time to take back the 5th Congressional District seat from Democratic incumbent Rep. Chris Murphy.

“We need people in Washington that have common sense,” Giuliani said of Caligiuri, calling Murphy’s voting record “disastrous” and that Murphy “should be ashamed.”

“We are five days away from taking back the U.S. House,” Caligiuri responded

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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