The wooded traprock ridge that greets westbound motorists entering Canton is saved, for the moment.
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.
List of Republicans eyeing Esty’s seat grows as Petit considers race
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.
Mark Greenberg opens campaign for comptroller
Mark Greenberg, a Republican businessman who was the GOP nominee for Congress in the 5th District in 2014, announced his candidacy Wednesday for state comptroller.
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.
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.)
Voters return Connecticut’s five Democratic incumbents to Congress
Despite some well-funded Republican opponents, Connecticut voters have returned all Democratic incumbents to the House of Representatives.
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.
Live blog: Keep up with today’s election
We’ll keep you up to date on what’s happening around the state during today’s elections with reports from Mirror staff and social media. Have a report from the polls? Tweet to us at #ctelection14!
Explore: Donations to Connecticut congressional candidates
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.
CT candidates raise more than $11 million running for Congress
Washington — Candidates running for the state’s five U.S. House of Representative seats raised more than $11 million for their campaigns, according to a Connecticut Mirror analysis of the latest Federal Elections Commission data.
Esty, Greenberg make final appeals to 5th District voters
Washington – With the 5th District seat in Congress at stake, Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty and challenger Republican Mark Greenberg are making last-minute appeals to voters help turn out their supporters and sway the undecided.
CT congressional incumbents flush with campaign cash
Washington – In the last days of his race against Republican Dan Debicella, Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, has dipped into his campaign war fund to donate $203,223 to the Democratic State Central Committee to help other Democrats in the state.
In home stretch, Greenberg loans his campaign another $350,000
Washington – Mark Greenberg, a Republican businessman from Litchfield who is running against Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, has loaned his campaign another $350,000, bringing the total personal investment in his effort to win a seat in Congress to about $1.5 million.
Greenberg, Esty make pitch for senior votes at AARP forum
Washington – Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, and her Republican rival Mark Greenberg, addressed issues important to aging Americans Wednesday, agreeing that Social Security needs to be strengthened but clashing over the Affordable Care Act.