WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Himes faced some big challenges during the two years of the outgoing Congress and will find himself in a shrinking pool of centrists in the new session that is gaveled in after the New Year. (This is the fourth in a series of stories about the roles each member of the Connecticut congressional delegation played in the 113th Congress.)
Explore: Donations to Connecticut congressional candidates
More than $11 million has been poured into Connecticut’s congressional races. Just days from the election, explore our searchable database of who is giving to the candidates and how much they are donating. Spoiler: One part of the state far outweighs the rest.
CT candidates raise more than $11 million running for Congress
Washington — Candidates running for the state’s five U.S. House of Representative seats raised more than $11 million for their campaigns, according to a Connecticut Mirror analysis of the latest Federal Elections Commission data.
CT congressional incumbents flush with campaign cash
Washington – In the last days of his race against Republican Dan Debicella, Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, has dipped into his campaign war fund to donate $203,223 to the Democratic State Central Committee to help other Democrats in the state.
Esty, Himes top House fundraisers
Washington – Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, has raised more campaign money than any member of Connecticut’s congressional delegation, an analysis of the latest reports filed with the Federal Elections Commission show.
Esty raised a little more than $2.5 million as of Sept. 30. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, raised a little less than $2.5 million.
Debicella takes in $1 million, but falls short of Himes’ fundraising
WASHINGTON– Shelton businessman Dan Debicella, a Republican, has raised more than $1 million in his efforts to oust Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District. But Himes has outpaced his rival, having pulled in about $2.5 million in campaign funds as of Sept. 30, according to the candidates’ latest quarterly filings with the Federal Elections Commission.
Guns a muted issue in Connecticut congressional races
While Connecticut has helped make guns a national issue, there’s been only a little talk of them in the state’s congressional elections so far. They’ve created some stir in the race for governor, however.
Himes to air first campaign ad
Washington – A veteran who served two terms in the Vietnam War is the subject of the first ad released by the campaign of Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, who has been challenged by Republican Dan Debicella.
Himes citing Ted Cruz to raise campaign cash
WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, sent out a fundraising appeal Friday that tries to scare potential donors by citing the actions of one of the GOP’s most conservative members – Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Debicella gets fundraising help from North Carolina Republican
WASHINGTON – Dan Debicella, a Republican businessman who is trying to unseat Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, revealed on Thursday he received fundraising help from conservative firebrand Rep. Virginia Foxx.
Himes, Debicella to debate three times next month
Washington – The campaign of Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District announced on Friday that three debates have been scheduled in October between the lawmaker and his opponent, Republican businessman Dan Debicella, in October.
CT GOP candidates prescribe over-the-counter birth control pills
WASHINGTON – To counter Democratic attacks that they are soldiers in a “war against women” some GOP candidates across the nation, including at least two in Connecticut, are advocating for changing federal laws to allow the purchase of over-the-counter birth control.
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.
Debicella runs for 4th District seat in moderate GOP tradition
WASHINGTON — Dan Debicella is hoping voter disgust with Congress and his appeal as a moderate Republican in a district that has shown a preference for politicians of that stripe will propel him to victory in his second attempt to unseat Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th Dis
CT House incumbents winning political money race
WASHINGTON – Of Connecticut’s members to the House of Representatives, Rep. Jim Himes has raised the most money in this election cycle and Rep. Rosa DeLauro the least. Republican challengers, meanwhile, are losing the fundraising race.