Connecticut’s five Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives were projected as winners on election night. All of them won their race by large margins.
CT lawmakers raise millions in political cash, challengers not so much
Washington – Connecticut’s incumbents continued to outpace their challengers in campaign fundraising by wide margins, according to the latest reports with the Federal Elections Commission.
Pelto bids for Green Party nomination in 2nd District
Jonathan Pelto, a former five-term state representative and public education advocate, announced Tuesday he plans to seek the Green Party’s nomination for the 2nd District congressional seat. The Green Party’s 2nd District nominating convention will be held on July 30 in Mansfield.
Some CT GOP challengers give Trump a cool embrace; most skipping convention
WASHINGTON — While three GOP candidates for Connecticut’s congressional seats are enthusiastic about Trump, John Shaban, running in the 4th District, has not committed and two others have offered a cool embrace.
CT Dems joined national Democrats in gun-control fundraising pitch
WASHINGTON — Republicans vying to unseat Connecticut Democrats say they are outraged by the attempt to raise political cash from what they characterized as exploitation of the mass shooting in Orlando earlier this month. Meanwhile, the Connecticut Democratic Party accused the GOP candidates of using their outrage to avoid taking a position on the gun control legislation at the center of the controversy.
Ann Brookes will not wage GOP primary in 2nd Congressional
Ann Brookes, who narrowly lost the Republican endorsement for the 2nd Congressional District nomination, said Thursday she will not wage a primary against Daria Novak. The GOP, which last won a Connecticut congressional race in 2006, now looks to be primary-free in all five House districts.
Clay Cope wins landslide in 5th, Daria Novak a squeaker in 2nd
Connecticut Republicans endorsed Clay Cope, the first selectman of rural Sherman and one of the GOP’s few openly gay elected officials, in a landslide Monday as their congressional candidate in the 5th District. Daria Novak won a narrow contest in the 2nd District, but could face a primary from Ann Brookes.
Race for GOP nomination in 2nd District takes a European detour
It’s not every day that a candidate claims the endorsement of an unspecified former Portuguese vice president, but that claim prompted an unusual exchange of demands between the two contenders for the GOP nomination. The campaigns have since reached a truce on the matter.
Veteran, newcomer vie for 2nd District GOP nomination
Daria Novak, a conservative radio host who wants to return the U.S. to the gold standard, has failed twice to win the Republican nomination for the 2nd District Congressional seat. Now, after nearly six months as the only candidate for the nomination in 2016, she has competition from a political newcomer.
Westbrook attorney Ann Brookes files to run for Courtney’s seat
Ann E. Brookes, a Republican from Westbrook, announced Friday she will challenge Democratic Rep. Joe Courtney in the race for the 2nd District congressional seat.
Republican Novak making third try for Courtney’s seat
WASHINGTON — It may be flying largely under the political radar, but there’s a race for the 2nd District congressional seat, pitting veteran Rep. Joe Courtney, a Democrat, against Republican Daria Novak. She hopes her third try for the job is a charm.
Two years after passage, Courtney still selling health reform
While many of his colleagues have stopped talking about the federal health law, U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney has been on a campaign of sorts to promote it.