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Shays joins ‘Republicans for Hillary’ campaign

WASHINGTON — Former GOP Rep. Chris Shays was one of 50 prominent Republicans on Wednesday to launch “Together for America,” a group that supports Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency. Shays said he decided to support Hillary Clinton, instead of this party’s nominee Donald Trump, for president after watching the national parties’ conventions..

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Himes performs balancing act to keep support of voters

WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Jim Himes has mastered the high-wire act forced upon him by his job of representing the 4th congressional district in Congress. He’s been able to balance the concerns of the district’s wealthy voters with those of far fewer means who support Democratic policies to help the poor, all while climbing the rungs of his party’s leadership ladder.