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Hayes, a passionate educator running for Congress in an outsider’s year

Jahana Hayes took 19 high school students to California during Spring Break this year to help build a Habitat for Humanity house in an area decimated by forest fires and had an epiphany – she should run for Congress.“I wanted to give those kids a voice,” said Hayes, who would be the first black woman Connecticut sends to Congress.
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Up for re-election, Murphy says he’s focused on activism, not campaigning

WASHINGTON — Despite the advantage President Donald Trump’s political gaffes may give them, many Senate Democrats face tough re-elections next year, but Chris Murphy isn’t one of them. The senator, who is defending what is considered a safe seat, says he won’t begin running for re-election in earnest until next year and for now prefers to invest in grassroots activism instead. Continue Reading →

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Murphy: Campaign donations proof of ‘fledgling progressive resistance movement’

WASHINTON – Sen. Chris Murphy said in a fundraising appeal Wednesday that said he has had a “staggering number of individual contributions” since the beginning of the year. He called it evidence a “fledgling progressive resistance movement” against the Trump administration and the GOP-led Congress “is only getting larger.” Continue Reading →

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Himes knocks progressives for rejecting centrist speaker at Dem retreat

BALTIMORE — Rep. Jim Himes, the co-chair of a group of centrist Democrats, on Thursday criticized efforts by progressives to try to sideline centrist messages at the annual gathering of House Democrats. The retreat is an effort by Democrats to find unity and a shared message after November’s electoral losses. Continue Reading →

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