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Gray narrowly tops Linares for treasurer, Miller gets GOP nod for comptroller

MASHANTUCKET — The Republican State Convention endorsed retired investment executive Thad Gray of Salisbury for state treasurer over Sen. Art Linares of Westbrook by a razor-thin 14 votes. It also endorsed Seymour First Selectman Kurt Miller for comptroller over Litchfield businessman Mark Greenberg, though that nomination also might be settled at a primary.

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For Esty, first term tested survival skills

WASHINGTON – Days after she won re-election, in a move that was as symbolic as it was practical, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and her Capitol Hill staff moved into a new office, an indication she had moved up in seniority and solidified her place in Congress. (This is the fifth in a series of stories about the roles each member of the Connecticut congressional delegation played in the 113th Congress.)

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Esty beats Greenberg in Key 5th District

Waterbury – First-term U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty won re-election in the state’s most competitive congressional district Tuesday, fending off a challenge from Republican Mark Greenberg in an election year considered to be tough for Democrats. The 5th District, which includes Danbury, Waterbury and New Britain as well as rural Litchfield County and parts of the Farmington Valley, was considered the GOP’s best shot at gaining a Congressional seat in Connecticut.