NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty has donated $50,000 of her remaining campaign funds to a gun violence prevention program.
Newtown Action Alliance announced the Democrat's contribution Thursday, the same day Esty's 5th District successor, Democratic U.S. Rep.-elect Jahana Hayes, was being sworn into office in Washington, D.C.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A new member of Connecticut's congressional delegation will be sworn into office with the rest of the incoming 116th Congress.
Democrat Jahana Hayes, a 45-year-old former national teacher of the year, will be the first black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. She's scheduled to appear at Thursday's swearing-in ceremony, to be held on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic congresswoman forced to abandon her re-election campaign amid criticism over her handling of an alleged incident of sexual harassment could have done more to protect her staff but didn't violate congressional rules, according to an ethics report released Thursday.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Acclaimed educator Jahana Hayes has won election to the U.S. House from Connecticut, becoming the first black woman to represent the state in Congress.
Hayes, a Democrat on her first foray into politics, defeated Republican Manny Santos, a former mayor of Meriden, early Wednesday.
Incumbent Democrats won the other four U.S. House races in Connecticut and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy also won re-election, keeping the state's congressional delegation made up entirely of Democrats.
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation want federal disaster relief made available to help homeowners cover the cost of clearing fallen trees and debris.
U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and U.S. Reps. Rosa DeLauro and Elizabeth Esty, all Democrats, announced Tuesday they've introduced federal legislation that would overturn an existing federal law that bars Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance for such expenses following storms.
PROSPECT, Conn. (AP) — In their first debate, the two major party contenders for Connecticut's 5th Congressional District seat gave differing views on everything from President Donald Trump's tax plan to whether the federal minimum wage should be higher.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A onetime teen mother who became a celebrated teacher defeated a veteran politician Tuesday in the Democratic primary for a U.S. House seat currently held by Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who didn't seek re-election amid criticism of her mishandling of a sexual harassment case in her office.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the Connecticut primary elections on Tuesday (all times local):
Connecticut officials say no major problems are being reported as the state's roughly 1.2 million registered Democrats and Republicans choose their candidates for the November election.
Voting in Tuesday's primary began at 6 a.m. and will run through 8 p.m.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two Democrats and three Republicans are vying for the opportunity to fill Connecticut's only open congressional seat in this year's election.
It's a scenario that was unthinkable a year ago, when many believed Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty likely would win a fourth term representing the 5th Congressional District.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are traveling to Texas to meet with migrant families being held in detention facilities.
WATERTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Watertown Republican Rich Dupont says he will participate in the GOP's primary for the 5th congressional district seat.
The manufacturing consultant said Tuesday he's decided to challenge former Meriden Mayor Manny Santos after receiving sufficient delegate support at the May 12 convention. Retired university professor Ruby O'Neill of Southbury also received enough delegate support and has already said she plans to run in the Aug. 14 primary as well.
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Former lieutenant governor candidate Mary Glassman edged out political newcomer Jahana Hayes on Monday night for the Democratic nomination to run for the seat now held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who is not seeking re-election after a sexual-harassment scandal involving a former employee.
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic convention to pick 5th Congressional District nominee (all times local):
Former lieutenant governor candidate Mary Glassman has narrowly won the Connecticut Democratic endorsement for the congressional seat currently held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty in a nationally watched race.
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Democrats in Connecticut's 5th congressional district will endorse a candidate to replace retiring three-term U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.
A convention is planned Monday at Crosby High School in Waterbury.
Esty recently announced she would not seek re-election following criticism of her handling of sexual harassment allegations.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two parents whose children were killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut have announced they're not running for Congress.
Mark Barden and Nicole Hockley were urged by Democrats to consider running for the 5th District seat held by Democrat Elizabeth Esty, who is not seeking re-election amid criticism of how she handled harassment in her office.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A retired college professor and Republican campaign veteran has announced she plans to be the candidate now.
Ruby Corby O'Neill said Thursday she will seek the party's endorsement for the state's 5th Congressional District, the seat held by Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who came under fire for her handling of harassment complaints in her office. Esty is not seeking re-election.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty's decision not to seek re-election, amid controversy over her handling of harassment in her office, has given hope to Republicans that they can finally retake her western Connecticut congressional district in November.
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Her credibility on the issue of workplace harassment destroyed by her mishandling of threatening behavior by the top-ranking member of her own staff, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is making the right decision in not seeking re-election in the 5th District.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The sole survivor of a deadly 2007 home invasion is considering running for a congressional seat held by a Democrat under fire for her handling of harassment complaints in her office.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced on Monday she will not seek re-election this year amid calls for her resignation over her handling of the firing of a former chief of staff accused of harassment, threats and violence against female staffers in her congressional office.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty's handling of a sexual harassment case in her office (all times local):
Connecticut U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty says in announcing her decision not to seek re-election amid questions about her handling of a sexual harassment case in her office that she "should have done better."
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The cries for embattled U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty to step down for not protecting female staffers who said they experienced violence, death threats and sexual harassment by her former chief of staff intensified on Saturday, with fellow Democrats saying the allegations were shocking and she needed to "do the right thing."
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, an outspoken advocate for the #MeToo movement, has found herself in the awkward position of apologizing for not protecting female staffers in her Washington office who say they experienced violence, death threats and sexual harassment by her former chief of staff.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty issued an apology Thursday for failing to protect female employees who say they were harassed by her former chief of staff, including one woman who said she was punched in the back and received death threats.
The three-term Democratic congresswoman on Thursday also personally repaid the federal government $5,000 in severance issued to now-fired Tony Baker, according to her current chief of staff, Timothy Daly.
CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — A town hall discussion will be held on gun violence prevention and school safety.
Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will join Cheshire High School students Monday morning at the high school.
The Democratic congresswoman represents a good portion of western Connecticut including her hometown of Cheshire and Newtown, where 20 children and six educators were killed in a school shooting in 2012.