Larson Wins Re-Election in First District

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larson john cong first Larson Wins Re Election in First DistrictHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. John Larson, the fourth ranking Democrat in the House, has easily won re-election to a seventh term in Connecticut’s 1st Congressional District.

Larson, the head of the Democratic Caucus, beat Ann Brickley, a former executive at General Electric and a political novice.

In a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans by an almost 3-to-1 one margin, Larson still had almost $859,000 left to spend at the start of October. Brickley struggled to raise money and had just over $35,000 in her coffers.

The race also included Green Party candidate Ken Krayeske, a former freelance journalist best known for confronting University of Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun about his salary, an exchange he used in Internet ads for his campaign.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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