Despite some well-funded Republican opponents, Connecticut voters have returned all Democratic incumbents to the House of Representatives.
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.
WASHINGTON – Ebola has made a grim, unexpected appearance in the political arena and helped broaden the gulf between Democrats and Republicans running for Congress in Connecticut.
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.
Washington – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, has raised about $1.2 in his race against Republican candidate Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh, whose latest filing with the Federal Elections Commission show her campaign has raised $84,400, most of it from her own pocket.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, began airing the first campaign ad in his race for re-election Monday, stressing his work to protect Navy contracts for a major employer in his district, Electric Boat.
Like many challengers, Lori Hopkins-Cavanagh is short on campaign cash and name recognition and long on ideas, enthusiasm and disgust with the way things are run in Washington D.C.
“I’ve got quite a mountain to climb,” said Hopkins-Cavanagh, a Republican, of her bid to win the 2nd District seat in Congress.
WASHINGTON – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, came into office on the slimmest of victories, a surplus of just 83 votes that earned him the jocular nickname “Landslide Joe” among his colleagues. This time, as he seeks re-election for a fifth term in Congress, Courtney hopes the nickname is no joke.
Like a political assembly line, the Republican Party simultaneously churned out endorsed candidates for Congress in all five districts Friday, overwhelmingly backing two repeat candidates, Dan Debicella in the 4th and Mark Greenberg in the 5th.