Former state Sen. George Logan hopes to be the first Republican to win a Connecticut congressional race since 2006.
Challenger David Sullivan says Congresswoman Jahana Hayes is soft on riots. Hayes says Sullivan is mimicking Trump
WATERBURY– Jahana Hayes, a progressive political newcomer, declared victory Tuesday night over her Republican opponent in the 5th Congressional District, assuming her place as the first African-American woman to represent Connecticut in Congress.
If Jahana Hayes succeeds in winning a seat in Congress, she will be in a select group of minority lawmakers who represent overwhelmingly white majority districts. Hayes garnered substantial support among white Democrats, winning towns in the district with few minority residents, like Goshen, Litchfield and Southbury, by more than 66 percent of the vote.
Both the Democratic and Republican candidates for Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s congressional seat are frantically spending the last hours before the polls close on the primary races Tuesday searching for votes, sometimes one by one and often in towns considered the opposing party’s strongholds. Campaigning in the 5th District poses unique geographical and strategic challenges.
Mary Glassman unequivocally supported Israel, while Jahana Hayes called the question complicated. Hayes embraced federal legalization of marijuana, while Glassman called it a state issue. But mainly, the two Democratic candidates for Connecticut’s only open congressional seat disagreed Monday night on what message their victory would send.
Manny Sanchez, the third-place finisher at the Democratic convention in the 5th Congressional District, said Wednesday he will not pursue the nomination for the open seat in a primary with Mary Glassman and Jahana Hayes.
WATERBURY — With just 12 days until Democrats endorse a successor to U.S Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, the field is suddenly coming into focus as a political newcomer with significant backing, Jahana Hayes, entered the race Wednesday, with a two-time gubernatorial nominee, William E. Curry Jr., expected to follow on Friday.
WASHINGTON — John Pistone received no support from Republican delegates at their party’s convention Monday night for his bid to run against Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty, but says he’ll run as an independent anyway.
Republican Mark Greenberg surprised U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, at their final debate Tuesday by declaring himself open to a higher Social Security tax, despite attacking her in a new TV commercial for taking the same position.
John J. Pistone of Brookfield, whose web site describes him as a conservative candidate, qualified for the ballot Wednesday as a petitioning candidate for Congress in the 5th District of western Connecticut.
Dr. William Petit, who was thrust into public life by the murders of his wife and daughters in a home invasion in Cheshire, has ruled out a congressional run in a statement sent Wednesday to the Associated Press.