All Over Again
Connecticut's 5th Congressional District
MALONEY DEFENDS HIS SEAT
Democrat Jim Maloney
will keep his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives where he represents
Connecticut's fifth district. Early returns show Maloney defeating Republican
lawyer and former state Senator Mark Nielsen. This race was a rematch
between these two men. Neilsen lost to Maloney by less than 2,500 votes
rematch was one of the nation's most expensive House races. The candidates
spent over $5 million on this race, much of it on campaign commercials
to sway voters in a district with no strong party loyalties.
Visits from Gov.
George W. Bush and Arizona Senator John McCain were not enough to help
Nielsen oust Maloney. President Clinton visited the district to campaign
REPEAT OF 1998
challenger is hoping to knock off the man who
beat him two years ago by 2,500 votes. (10/20)
5th district includes the wealthy Fairfield suburbs and the manufacturing
regions in New Haven and Danbury.
Two-term member Jim Maloney
is working to hold on to a traditionally volatile district.
state senator and 1998 candidate, Mark Nielsen
hopes for a different outcome in 2000.