Republican Mark Greenberg surprised U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, at their final debate Tuesday by declaring himself open to a higher Social Security tax, despite attacking her in a new TV commercial for taking the same position.
In Connecticut, Ebola debate splits along party lines
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.
Greenberg campaign hits Esty on taxes
The campaign of Republican candidate Mark Greenberg is hitting his rival, Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, on the issue of taxes.
Veterans issues a focus of Connecticut’s hottest congressional races
WASHINGTON – Reps. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, and Jim Himes, D-4th District, have made the care of veterans a focus of their reelection campaigns, following a national trend that put the nation’s veterans near the top of the list of political issues this year.
Esty, Himes top House fundraisers
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.
Greenberg loans campaign more money
WASHINGTON — Republican Mark Greenberg loaned his campaign another $592,500 during the summer, making his personal investment in his effort to unseat Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, more than $1.1 million, according to the latest filings with the Federal Elections Commission.
DCCC pulls money from 5th District race
Washington – A Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee official said the organization has pulled $300,000 worth of television ads intended to help Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, in her race against Republican businessman Mark Greenberg.
In 1st debate, Esty, Greenberg tangle on ethics, energy, foreign affairs
DANBURY — Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District candidates Elizabeth Esty and Mark Greenberg clashed on personal ethics, foreign affairs, energy policy and gun control Thursday during their first public forum.
Guns a muted issue in Connecticut congressional races
While Connecticut has helped make guns a national issue, there’s been only a little talk of them in the state’s congressional elections so far. They’ve created some stir in the race for governor, however.
Greenberg defends his stance on Social Security, attacks Esty
The heat was turned up in the 5th District race Wednesday as Republican Mark Greenberg, who is trying to unseat Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty, released a new ad that takes aim at attacks on Greenberg’s position on Social Security. Greenberg’s new ad, called “Barking Again,” shows a pup barking at a television ad.
Dustup over Esty-Greenberg debates
The campaign of Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, said Republican challenger Mark Greenberg had pulled out of two of four proposed debates, but the Greenberg campaign said the debates were never scheduled.
Esty campaign to get help from California lawmaker, other Latinos
WASHINGTON – Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, who has been challenged by Republican businessman Mark Greenberg, will campaign in Meriden Thursday with Rep. Loretta Sanchez, a California lawmaker who is considered a moderate Democrat.
Minority votes important – but elusive — in tight congressional races
In 2012, President Obama was at the top of the ticket, drawing minorities to the polls in Connecticut and across the nation. But he’s not on the ballot in this midterm election and that is expected to change the political calculus on how minority votes will affect some Connecticut congressional races.
Esty, Greenberg release new ads, spar over ISIS, beheading
WASHINGTON – Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, and her Republican challenger, Mark Greenberg, avoided bashing each other in new TV campaign ads Friday, but Esty used a press conference to start another round in a heated exchange over a campaign e-mail dealing with ISIS and the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff by Islamic militants.
Esty, Greenberg to hold first debate
Washington – Rep. Elizabeth Esty and her Republican challenger, Litchfield businessman Mark Greenberg, will face off for the first time in a debate format next month.