Andrew Roraback pro-choice stance not in tune with national Republican platform

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter With the national Republican Party reaffirming its official pro-life stance, could pro-choice Republicans such as Andrew Roraback be disenfranchised by their own party? Not according to Woody Bliss, Connecticut’s representative for the Republican Majority for … Continue reading

SUSAN CAMPBELL: The tale of a Missouri Republican and the magic uterus

I’d like to add a few words to 5th District congressional candidate Andrew Roraback’s condemnation of U.S. Rep. Todd Akin. Akin is a Missouri Republican who is running for U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. Total disclosure: I am … Continue reading

Andrew Roraback condemns Missouri congressman’s ‘legitimate rape’ remark

Staff and Associated Press Report Republican 5th District Congress candidate Andrew Roraback had strong words of condemnation Sunday night for Republican Missouri Congressman Todd Akin over comments he made suggesting that women don’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape.” “This is … Continue reading

SUSAN CAMPBELL: Cheap little shots on the 5th District campaign trail

If Andrew Roraback had his way, Justin Bernier would not be enjoying the company of his beautiful daughters. At least, I think that is the message of a political ad now running in the Fighting Fifth District (you can watch … Continue reading

Bernier: Abortion wasn’t focus of 2010 campaign

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Republican Justin Bernier’s latest television ad declares the 5th District candidate’s stance against abortion. But he didn’t always emphasize the issue in such stark terms. Bernier said during a recent interview that in 2010, the … Continue reading

Crime, money spice up final 2 weeks of 5th District race

By Matt DeRienzo, Staff Reporter It’s the first time one of Connecticut’s U.S. House seats has been “open” in more than a decade, and it’s one of only two open House seats in all of New England this year. Most … Continue reading

5th District Notebook: Pension checks, computer glitches and pancake breakfasts

Here’s some of the news relevant to the 5th District congressional race from around Connecticut. Each weekday we scour the web to find the best 5th district-related items, but if you think we missed one, send an email to … Continue reading

Emily’s List vs. MoveOn.Org: Clash of liberal titans in Connecticut’s 5th District

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Another strange political battle is brewing in Connecticut’s 5th congressional district. Emily’s List and MoveOn.Org, two national powerhouses of fundraising and political support for progressive Democratic candidates, are fighting not against Republicans, or the religious … Continue reading

U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney endorses Dan Roberti for Congress

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Carolyn Maloney, representative from New York’s 14th Congressional District came to Danbury Monday to endorse Dan Roberti’s bid for Congress, less than a week after Roberti’s father, Vincent Roberti, held a fundraiser for her in … Continue reading

Justin Bernier on WNPR’s ‘Where We Live’: Most people in Connecticut favor abortion restrictions

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter During an appearance on WNPR’s “Where We Live,” Republican 5th Congressional District candidate Justin Bernier downplayed man-made climate change, supported Citizens United and said he thinks Connecticut wants more restrictions on abortion. Live Blog: Coverage of … Continue reading

Family Institute’s Peter Wolfgang endorses Mark Greenberg

Family Institute of Connecticut leader Peter Wolfgang has endorsed Mark Greenberg for Connecticut’s 5th District Congress seat, helping Greenberg solidify his attempt to be seen as the choice in the race for social conservatives. The endorsement came Monday afternoon as … Continue reading

Justin Bernier, Mark Greenberg compete for ‘conservative’ title in 5th District race

By Matt DeRienzo, Staff Reporter With five serious candidates competing for the Republican nomination for Connecticut’s 5th District Congress seat, splitting a relatively small number of primary votes five ways, a candidate could win in August by doing very well … Continue reading

5th District Republicans split on taxes, bipartisanship, abortion in Torrington debate

By Matt DeRienzo, Staff Reporter TORRINGTON – The five Republicans running for Connecticut’s 5th District congressional seat disagreed over taxes and abortion at a debate in Torrington Monday while avoiding the controversy that has erupted in the past week over … Continue reading

Abortion will have impact on 5th District race, Dan Lovallo predicts

Former Connecticut talk radio show host Dan Lovallo predicts that abortion will be a big issue in the race for the 5th District congressional seat. In a message on his new website,, Lovallo cited the support Democrat Elizabeth Esty … Continue reading

Jobs and economy mostly absent from Democrats’ 5th District debate

By Matt DeRienzo, Staff Reporter Only four questions for the Democrats running for Connecticut’s 5th District congressional seat related to jobs or the economy out of more than 30 posed in a debate at Torrington City Hall Tuesday night.

Abortion, gay marriage could be factors in Republican 5th District race

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter With all five Republican congressional candidates toting the same campaign lines when it comes to jobs and the economy, where they stand on social issues may be the ultimate deciding factor for voters in Connecticut’s … Continue reading