Ruby Corby O’Neill says she’s a unique candidate in Connecticut GOP politics. “Republicans traditionally have not been successful with Latinos and women, and I am both.” She says her “guts” and independence will help propel her to Congress.
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Manny Santos, a former Marine and the state Republican party’s endorsed choice to break the Democratic deadlock on Connecticut’s representation in Congress, hopes to win Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat with a traditional GOP message of lower taxes and fewer regulations. But he first has to beat other Republicans who want the party’s nomination instead. Continue Reading →
Shannon Kula, a former U.S. Senate aide, on Wednesday became the third Democrat, all women, to announce a run for the open 5th District Congressional seat, making a late entrance that will require her to petition for a place in the August primary. She faces a deadline of June 12 to gather signatures from two percent of registered Democrats in the district. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — The pool of candidates for Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s congressional seat grew again on Wednesday as Waterbury teacher Jahana Hayes joined the race as a Democrat. Hayes was the 2016 National Teacher of the Year. Continue Reading →
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WASHINGTON – Sandy Hook Promise founders Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden on Friday said they have decided against running for Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s congressional seat. Meanwhile, former Newtown Rabbi Shaul Praver announced his intention to enter the race. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — The list of Republicans eyeing Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat in Congress grew longer Wednesday. J.R. Romano, the head of the Connecticut Republican Party said William Petit is considering a run for the seat. Continue Reading →
Publicity over the scandal that embroiled Rep. Elizabeth Esty and the rarity of an open seat in an especially hot midterm election will make the contest for Connecticut’s 5th District a nationally watched race. Continue Reading →
Rep. Elizabeth Esty has a second Republican rival as former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos declared his candidacy for the 5th District congressional seat Wednesday. Continue Reading →