Community Bulletin Board
- UNICO Scholarship Awards Dinner, May 28
- Post University partners with Masonicare
- Crosby H.S. in CT Innovation Exposition
- Award Winning Musical, Jersey Boys, at Palace
- CT Law Firm Joins Driver Safety Campaign
- Farm Viability Grant for Brass City Harvest
- State Grant to Revitalize Vacant Parcels
- Gallery Tour at Museum~ April 23
- Palace Theater Announces May Line-Up
- Rep. Cuevas appointed to M.O.R.E. Committee
- Annual Arts Show in Naugatuck
- Fulton Park Clean-up And Restoration April 21
Representative-elect Elizabeth Esty announced today her assignment to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee during her first term serving the 5th Congressional District. Her statement read -
With Newtown still very present in our hearts, I am humbled by the opportunity to work with members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for legislation that will benefit economic growth in all of the 41 cities and towns of Connecticut’s 5th District.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in Waterbury 12 days ago to campaign for Linda McMahon's bid for the U.S. Senate. Photograph by John Murray
By John Murray
One hundred years ago a newspaper’s endorsement of a political candidate moved the electorate. Today it only reveals the political bent of a news organization and amounts to yet another political flyer at your doorstep. Consider that the New York Times and the Hartford Courant – newspapers driven by liberal agendas - both endorsed three Democrats; Chris Murphy for Senate, Elizabeth Esty for Congress and Barack Obama for president. In the other corner, locally, we have the Republican-American newspaper – a bastion of conservative Republican ideals - grinding out endorsements for the GOP; Linda McMahon for Senate, Andrew Roraback for Congress and assuredly, Mitt Romney for president.
Is anyone surprised by these endorsements?
By John Murray
Connecticut Democrats flexed their muscle in Waterbury Sunday afternoon inside the Palace Theater. How often does the mayor share a stage with a congressman, a senator, the governor and a former president all fired up nine days before the election. That all happened yesterday when former president Bill Clinton campaigned in Connecticut for Congressman Chris Murphy's bid for the United States Senate.
Congressional candidate Elizabeth Esty received the endorsements of both the Connecticut Working Families Party and Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan in her campaign to represent the 5th District today.
"Based on her record and her commitment to stand up for the issues that working families care about, we believe that Elizabeth Esty is the best candidate to be our next U.S. Representative from the 5th Congressional District," John W. Olsen, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO said in a statement.
Fifth District congressional candidate Dan Roberti thanked his family, supporters, volunteers and staff following the Democratic primary tonight. After paying tribute to his mother, who died this past weekend after a six-year battle with melanoma, Mr. Roberti thanked his father, brother, sister, and other family and friends who supported him throughout his campaign for Congress. He noted that his supporters, staff and volunteers had helped his family through “the most difficult time of our lives,” in dealing with his mother’s illness.
Elizabeth Esty, right, upset the Connecticut Speaker of the House, Chris Donovan, in a highly contentious Democrat primary for the 5th District seat in the United States Congress. Two months ago Donovan was the clear favorite, but his campaign was upended by a finance scandal. Esty will face Republican State Senator Andrew Roraback who was victorious in the GOP primary. Elizabeth's arm was hoisted in victory by her husband, Dan Esty, the Connecticut Commissioner of Energy and the Environment. Photographs by John Murray
Esty Will Face Speaker Donovan in August 14 Primary to Elect Democratic Nominee for CT-5
Congressional candidate and former State Representative Elizabeth Esty won an automatic spot on the Democratic primary ballot at the 5th District Democratic Convention Monday evening. With the support of 20% of the delegates, Esty exceeded the number of votes needed to get on the ballot and will go on to face Speaker Chris Donovan in the August 14th Democratic primary.
In the race for Connecticut’s 5th District, Elizabeth Esty leads every Democratic and GOP candidate in every fundraising category. Esty raised $366,964 in the first quarter of 2012 and $1,167,032 total since beginning her campaign last year. She ended the quarter once again with the most cash on hand at $819,064. The latest numbers offer further proof that Esty will have the resources and organization to defeat Chris Donovan in the August primary and the eventual GOP nominee in November.
Former State Representative Elizabeth Esty announced that her congressional campaign raised more than $360,000 in the first quarter of 2012—her campaign’s strongest quarter yet. Esty’s campaign has raised more $1.1 million in total from thousands of donors across the 5th District and the country. Esty begins the second quarter of this election year with more than $800,000 cash on hand. The latest numbers show that Esty's campaign has the resources and the organization to defeat Speaker Donovan in the Democratic primary.