The second debate between the 5th District candidates highlighted divides on abortion legislation, transgender athletes and federal spending.
Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District covers the northwestern half of the state and the Danbury area. Rep. Jahana Hayes has represented the district since 2019.
Jahana Hayes, George Logan differ on abortion laws in debate
In Tuesday’s debate, CT’s 5th district congressional candidates disagreed on whether Congress should pass laws restoring abortion rights.
Jahana Hayes tops George Logan in CT 5th District race fundraising
The biggest spenders in CT’s most competitive congressional race are outside groups supporting both candidates. See how much they’ve given.
Kamala Harris visits CT ahead of key race in 5th District
Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to discuss abortion rights highlights the significance of Rep. Jahana Hayes’ race against George Logan.
Kamala Harris will be in CT Wednesday to discuss abortion rights with Jahana Hayes
The vice president is traveling to CT’s 5th District about a month out from Hayes’ competitive race for a third term to Congress on Nov. 8.
National political groups target Hayes, Logan in heated 5th District race
A Republican super PAC is the latest group to release TV ads in Connecticut’s most competitive House race of the 2022 midterm elections.
Jahana Hayes maintains money lead over George Logan in ‘toss-up’ CT-5 race
U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, D-5th District, widened her fundraising lead over Republican George Logan in what is widely seen as Connecticut’s most competitive congressional race.
Independent group aims to tie Hayes to Obama
Jahana Hayes, a Democratic candidate for the sprawling 5th District congressional seat, is getting some last-minute help in the form of campaign videos produced by an independent group that link her to former President Barack Obama.
Hayes, a passionate educator running for Congress in an outsider’s year
Jahana Hayes took 19 high school students to California during Spring Break this year to help build a Habitat for Humanity house in an area decimated by forest fires and had an epiphany – she should run for Congress.“I wanted to give those kids a voice,” said Hayes, who would be the first black woman Connecticut sends to Congress.
O’Neill says she’ll use ‘guts’ and life experience to win Esty’s seat
Ruby Corby O’Neill says she’s a unique candidate in Connecticut GOP politics. “Republicans traditionally have not been successful with Latinos and women, and I am both.” She says her “guts” and independence will help propel her to Congress.
A heated review of a chaotic end to a congressional convention
The chaotic ending of a Democratic congressional nominating convention last month was intensely dissected Thursday night in a special hearing as delegates and advocates contested unsigned paperwork and other voting irregularities. The party was responding to complaints by Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary and Scott X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut NAACP.
Glassman running on experience for Esty’s seat
Mary Glassman, a Democrat running for Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat in the 5th Congressional District, hopes to fend off primary challenger and political neophyte Jahana Hayes with stories of her political experience, her own hardscrabble upbringing and an intense focus on local issues.
Santos, early out of the gate for Esty’s seat, has tough race ahead
Manny Santos, a former Marine and the state Republican party’s endorsed choice to break the Democratic deadlock on Connecticut’s representation in Congress, hopes to win Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat with a traditional GOP message of lower taxes and fewer regulations. But he first has to beat other Republicans who want the party’s nomination instead.
Waterbury teacher hopes to leave the schoolhouse for Congress
WASHINGTON — The pool of candidates for Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s congressional seat grew again on Wednesday as Waterbury teacher Jahana Hayes joined the race as a Democrat. Hayes was the 2016 National Teacher of the Year.
Middletown’s Drew says he won’t run for Esty’s seat
WASHINGTON — Middletown Mayor Dan Drew said Tuesday he has decided against running for Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s congressional seat.