O’Neill Says She’ll Use “Guts” and Life Experience to Win Esty’s Seat

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O’Neill Says She’ll Use “Guts” and Life Experience to Win Esty’s Seat

By Ana Radelat | CTMirror.org

Ruby Corby O’Neill says she’s a unique candidate in Connecticut GOP politics.

“Republicans traditionally have not been successful with Latinos and women, and I am both,” O’Neill said. “I am a package deal.”

An immigrant from Honduras, O’Neill, 65, was once a single parent who had to begin her life anew after a contentious divorce.

She now hopes to begin a new chapter of her life in Washington as a Republican who would succeed Rep. Elizabeth Esty in representing the state’s sprawling 5th District, which encompasses 41 towns and includes much of the western part of the state.

The district has been represented by a Democrat since 2007, when Chris Murphy, then a state senator, ousted GOP Rep. Nancy Johnson. The district likely would have remained in Democratic hands had Esty not decided to retire after this term in office, the result of a scandal over her handling of a sexual harassment complaint. The other four congressional districts in the state are represented…TO READ MORE CLICK HERE



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June 20, 2018

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