Democrat John Larson Wins Ninth Term in Congress
U.S. Rep. John Larson has been re-elected to a ninth term in Congress representing a heavily Democratic district in central Connecticut.
Larson defeated Republican Matthew Corey on Tuesday. Larson is known as a strong advocate of defense contractor Pratt and Whitney, and for his advocacy of infrastructure improvements. He is also a leading advocate in Congress for fuel cells, an alternative energy that has deep roots in Connecticut.
Corey is a Navy veteran and business owner from Manchester. He called for lowering corporate tax rates and criticized the government's stimulus spending as a form of wealth redistribution. He has also called for banning all flights to and from West Africa to reduce the risk of Ebola infections in the United States.