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  1. 5th District Notebook: Esty, Greenberg To Debate Guns, Social SecurityRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty and Republican Mark Greenberg will meet for their second debate Tuesday in Waterbury, and will be on the phone together Wednesday for a discussion with the AARP about issues affecting senior citizens. Gun control, the issue that made headlines out of their first debate Oct. 9 in Danbury, will be a likely point of contention when the 5th District Congressional candidates meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mattatuck Museum.

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  2. League Of Conservation Voters Endorses Elizabeth Esty In Congressional RunRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | The Danbury Daily Voice

    DANBURY, Conn. The League of Conservation Voters Action Fund, which works to elect candidates who will implement environmental policies, is endorsing Rep. Elizabeth Esty for re-election in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District.

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  3. Greenberg Uses Old Cheshire Budget Hearing Video To Hit Esty On TaxesRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    Mark Greenberg's new TV ad attacks 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty for supporting tax increases while a local official in Cheshire. Mark Greenberg unveiled a new TV commercial Monday morning that uses old video from a budget hearing in Cheshire to attack 5th District Congreswoman Elizabeth Esty for what he says is a "pattern" of supporting higher taxes.

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  4. Esty, Greenberg spar on Social Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | News Times

    Tensions between Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty and GOP challenger Mark Greenberg over Social Security and the Second Amendment show just how important retirement benefits and gun legislation are for voters in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District. As the campaign enters its final two weeks, expect Greenberg to continue his recent appeal to voters who favor background checks for gun purchases, a cause that Esty has long championed.

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  5. Greenberg Says CDC Director Should Resign Over Ebola ResponseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    Republican 5th District congressional candidate Mark Greenberg called for the resignation of Thomas Frieden, director of the federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over his handling of the country's response to the Ebola virus. Greenberg has called for a U.S. travel ban on West African countries affected by Ebola, a move that President Barack Obama has resisted and which also is opposed by his November opponent, first-term Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty.

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  6. OP-ED | Cut Out the Ebola Panic and Get InformedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    How quickly it all has come home. A few weeks ago we could forget about Ebola in our smug, self-satisfied, American way.

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  7. 5th District Notebook: Greenberg's Personal Spending on Campaigns Approaches $4 MillionRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    Republican 5th District Congress candidate Mark Greenberg speaks at the New Britain Senior Center Oct. 14 alongside former Congresswoman Nancy Johnson. Republican Mark Greenberg, the Litchfield real estate developer challenging U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty's bid for a second term representing Connecticut's 5th District, has spent nearly $4 million so far in three attempts at the seat.

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  8. Connecticut delegation praises P&W jet engine dealRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | CBS 3 Springfield

    Connecticut's congressional delegation is praising a new $592 million Pentagon contract with jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney for the seventh lot of propulsion systems for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The lawmakers said Tuesday's announcement is "fantastic news" for the state's aerospace industry, and praised Pratt & Whitney for its commitment to driving down the cost by 4.5 percent.

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  9. Connecticut delegation praises Pratt and Whitney jet engine dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | WWLP

    Connecticut's congressional delegation is praising a new $592 million Pentagon contrac t with jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney for the seventh lot of propulsion systems for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The lawmakers said Tuesday's announcement is "fantastic news" for the state's aerospace industry, and praised Pratt & Whitney for its commitment to driving down the cost by 4.5 percent.

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  10. Records Contradict Claims In Dems' Online 'Research Book' That Bashes GreenbergRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Hartford Courant

    National Democrats' Democratic online "Research Book" on Republican 5th District congressional candidate Mark Greenberg is filled with unflattering assertions on subjects biographical to legal, The Courant reported in August. But now public records have surfaced to contradict a key part of that research.

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  11. An Evening for Veterans in Brookfield: Thursday, Oct. 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | Patch.com

    The Brookfield Democratic Town Committee is hosting an evening for veterans on Thursday, Oct. 16 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Whisconier Middle School ,17 West Whisconier Road, Brookfield. This event will offer veterans an opportunity to learn and discuss various outreach initiatives on both the state and local level.

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  12. Greenberg, Esty Point Fingers Over Lack Of 5th District DebatesRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    The campaigns of U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and Republican 5th District challenger Mark Greenberg are swapping accusations this week over the lack of debates between the two candidates scheduled before the Nov. 4 election. Esty and Greenberg met for their first debate in Danbury last week.

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  13. Nancy Johnson Defends Greenberg On Social Security, But Differs On SpecificsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    Nancy Johnson, the last Republican to represent Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, defended the latest Republican to seek it on Tuesday. She told a group of senior citizens in New Britain that first-term Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is telling an "outright lie" in TV ads saying that challenger Mark Greenberg would take away their Social Security benefits.

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  14. The Politics of Ebola: Mark Greenberg Wants Tougher U.S. StanceRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    Republican 5th District congressional candidate Mark Greenberg criticized first-term Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty on Tuesday for not urging the U.S. government to do more to protect the country from the Ebola virus. Greenberg, a Litchfield real estate developer, wants President Barack Obama to issue a temporary travel ban from countries in West Africa where the disease has reached an epidemic level, and a temporary suspension of travel visas for people originating from those countries.

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  15. Dems buy for once-safe Iowa seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | Politico

    Facing a treacherous political environment, national Democrats are making a late investment to save an endangered Iowa congressional seat that was once considered safely in their column. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is purchasing $600,000 worth of TV airtime to retain the Cedar Rapids-area seat Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley is vacating to run for Senate, a committee aide said Monday evening.

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  16. Esty Releases Internal Poll Showing Wide Lead in 5th DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty's campaign said Monday that internal polling shows her with a 52 to 36 percent lead over Republican Mark Greenberg in her bid to seek a second term representing Connecticut's 5th District. Esty spokeswoman Laura Maloney said that poll of 400 "likely" voters was conducted Oct. 8-10 and showed 12 percent of respondents undecided with less than a month before the election.

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  17. Retired Marine to share outreach efforts with Brookfield veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | Stars and Stripes

    Mike Zacchea of Brookfield was in Washington DC on September 24, 2014, to receive the Newman's Own Award on behalf of UConn's Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities program aAi a program Mike founded. This award is accompanied by a $37,500 grant.

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  18. Retired Marine to share outreach efforts with Brookfield veteransRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | News Times

    Mike Zacchea of Brookfield was in Washington DC on September 24, 2014, to receive the Newman's Own Award on behalf of UConn's Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities program aAi a program Mike founded. This award is accompanied by a $37,500 grant.

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  19. Connecticut candidates' fundraising wanes in U.S. House racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | TheDay.Com

    Although U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, had outpaced his Republican opponent in fundraising by more than $1 million by June 30, he raised only a fraction of what he has in previous election efforts, according to the July quarterly reports the candidates filed with the Federal Election Commission. "This year is going to be, for the record, the smallest amount of funds raised by an incumbent congressman since the 1990s," Courtney said last week.

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  20. Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2014 | News Times

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty and GOP challenger Mark Greenberg faced off Thursday night in a generally civil debate that exposed sharp differences on immigration, foreign affairs and Social Security. But the biggest surprise of the 90-minute debate was what they agreed on: the need for universal background checks before gun purchases.

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