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Congressman Himes rode political roller-coaster in 113th Congress

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.) Continue Reading →

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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. Continue Reading →

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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. Continue Reading →

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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. Continue Reading →

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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. Continue Reading →

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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. Continue Reading →

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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. Continue Reading →

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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 Continue Reading →

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