A Republican super PAC is the latest group to release TV ads in Connecticut’s most competitive House race of the 2022 midterm elections.
Pelosi in CT to fundraise, promote DeLauro’s equal pay bill
“There will be a short fundraiser over the weekend in New Haven to raise (money) for the DCCC,” said Sarah Locke, Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s campaign manager.
Hayes outpaces all other CT House Dems in fundraising
Rep. Jahana Hayes’ re-election effort has been helped by fellow Democrats and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
CT Dems attracting early GOP challenges
It’s early in the political season, but Reps. Jahana Hayes and Joe Courtney have already drawn Republican challengers.
After spending on lawyers and parties for supporters, Esty still leaves Congress with big war chest
WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Elizabeth Esty left Congress with lots of leftover campaign cash, even after spending thousands feting former supporters.
Retiring Esty gives more than $100k to DCCC, still has large war chest
WASHINGTON — Retiring Rep. Elizabeth Esty has given more than $100,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and spent thousands more polling her constituents and posting digital ads that tout her work in Congress, according to her latest filing with the Federal Elections Commission.
Two new GOP candidates enter race for Esty seat
The race for the 5th District seat got a little more crowded Thursday as Simsbury Republican Liz Peterson and fellow Republican Ruby O’Neill of Southbury said they are running.
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.
3 GOP challengers looking to oust Esty
WASHINGTON– Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s latest Republican challengers may not have Andrew Roraback’s name recognition or Mark Greenberg’s wealth, but they are all determined to win the right to represent the 5th District in Congress and change the composition of Connecticut’s all-Democratic congressional delegation. They are Matt Maxwell of Sandy Hook, Clay Cope of Sherman and John Pistone of Brookfield.
Himes officially replaced as DCCC finance chairman
WASHINGTON – Newly appointed Democratic Congressional Campaign Chairman Ben Ray Luján officially announced his picks to be his top lieutenants Wednesday, turning to a long-time ally of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to succeed Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jim Himes as the group’s finance chairman.
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.)
Pelosi skips Himes, naming New Mexico Democrat as DCCC head
WASHINGTON – In a surprise move, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chose New Mexico Democrat Ben Ray Lujan to head the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, overlooking a handful of Democrats, including Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, who had been considered for the job.
Progressive group says Himes too close to Wall Street to head DCCC
Washington – The Progressive Change Campaign Committee is asking its members to lobby House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi against choosing Rep. Jim Himes as the next head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Himes open to the job, but facing tough competition for DCCC post
WASHINGTON – As the time nears for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to make a decision on who will be the next leader of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, is facing increased competition for the job.
Connecticut lawmakers’ PACs aid endangered Democrats
WASHINGTON – With their party in danger of losing seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Reps. John Larson and Jim Himes have poured hundreds of thousands of dollars from their leadership PACs into the campaigns of fellow Democrats.