5th District debate focuses on Medicare, Social Security

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter The fourth debate between 5th District congressional candidates, for which AARP acted as host and was held on the radio on WATR, offered the candidates a chance to extensively argue their positions on Medicare and … Continue reading

Elizabeth Esty bets on Obamacare (News Junkie)

Ctnewsjunkie.com reports: Was the Affordable Care Act popular enough in Connecticut to campaign on? With less than two weeks left before Election Day, Elizabeth Esty is betting it is. The Cheshire Democrat is competing against Republican Andrew Roraback for the … Continue reading

Roraback, Esty 5th District debate brings out some similarities

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Andrew Roraback and Elizabeth Esty ate lunch at the same table prior to the third of four 5th District congressional debates, held Wednesday in Waterbury. Perhaps as a result, the debate centered more about the … Continue reading

Esty and Roraback: Issues that divide the 5th District candidates

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Congressional contenders Andrew Roraback and Elizabeth Esty walked the same halls of Connecticut’s General Assembly during a single legislative session. Though one was a state representative and the other a state senator, both were afforded … Continue reading

REGISTER CITIZEN EDITORIAL: Roraback ‘too moderate’ to be effective? Give us a break

Consumed by partisanship, a disease all too common among politicians in the heat of an election season, 5th District Congressman Chris Murphy has been sending mixed messages. Murphy said last week that state Sen. Andrew Roraback (R-Goshen) “would be irrelevant” … Continue reading

Elizabeth Esty and Andrew Roraback split on paid sick leave, other issues

Paid Sick Leave Though Elizabeth Esty voted against a bill in 2009 that would have mandated paid sick leave, she has expressed considerable support for the 2011 version, which ultimately passed in the General Assembly and was signed into law … Continue reading

REGISTER CITIZEN EDITORIAL: Opportunity for a different kind of race in 5th District

One of the nastiest and most circus-like campaigns Connecticut has seen in a congressional primary could transition into the model for a civil and cerebral general election matchup. No, really. Andrew Roraback and Elizabeth Esty have a unique opportunity to … Continue reading

Big gap between average 5th District voter and average 5th District candidate

By Matt DeRienzo, Staff Reporter Seven candidates are competing to replace Chris Murphy as Connecticut’s next representative in Congress from the 5th District. Four of them have personal wealth allowing them to give between $500,000 and $1.5 million – each … Continue reading

Fact Check: Wilson-Foley says Obamacare cost estimate has doubled: False

By Mary O’Leary, Staff Reporter Republican 5th District congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley claims that estimates on the cost of President Obama’s health care reform law have doubled since it was originally pitched. Actually, the estimated cost of the insurance coverage … Continue reading