HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney has won re-election in Connecticut’s 2nd District, beating former television news anchor Janet Peckinpaugh.
Republicans had hoped Peckinpaugh’s name recognition could help her mount a challenge to Courtney it what has traditionally been a toss-up district.
But the Republican political novice raised just over $215,000 for her campaign, and did not get the national support she had hoped for. Meanwhile, Courtney collected $1.7 million.
Peckinpaugh also had some political gaffes, including a news release that asked voters to make her the first woman elected from the 2nd District.
Her campaign later issued an apology to the family of former U.S. Rep. Chase Going Woodhouse, who earned that distinction in the 1940s.
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