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DeLauro Defeats Cadena To Win 14th Term In U.S. House

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3rd District) won re-election in Tuesday's race.
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-3rd District) won re-election in Tuesday's race. Photo Credit: Contributed

STRATFORD, Conn. -- U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro was elected to a 14th term representing Connecticut's Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating Republican challenger Angel Cadena Jr., according to the Hartford Courant.

DeLauro was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990. She serves in the Democratic leadership as Co-Chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, and she is the Ranking Member on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee. Among her top priorities have been the economy, health care, and protecting families.

She earned degrees from Marymount College and Columbia University. She is married to political strategist Stan Greenberg. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Cadena is a veteran of the Marine Corps who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has served as a veterans’ liaison for Linda McMahon’s 2012 U.S. Senate campaign, as a legislative intern in Hartford and as a candidate for state comptroller in 2014. Among the top issues he listed as priorities in his campaign were immigration, the Second Amendment, individual liberty and the economy.

Connecticut's Third District primarily covers New Haven County as well as parts of Fairfield County and Middlesex County. The only towns in Fairfield County included in the district are Stratford and part of Shelton.

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