Thursday, May 15, 2014
By Mark Pazniokaswww.ctmirror.org
It’s been 14 years since a Republican unseated a Democratic congressional incumbent in Connecticut, and eight since the GOP’s last congressman in the state, Chris Shays, successfully defended his seat.
But that isn’t stopping Republicans from competing with each other, often spending their own money, in the state’s five U.S. House districts for the chance to try again.
Democrats re-nominated all five U.S. House incumbents Wednesday night without opposition: John B. Larson in the 1st, Joe Courtney in the 2nd, Rosa DeLauro in the 3rd, Jim Himes in the 4th and Elizabeth Esty in the 5th.
Former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, now president of the Motion Picture Association of America, was among those offering nominating speeches for Larson at Goodwin College in East Hartford.
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