Himes Takes 4th District

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Rep. Jim Himes has won re-election in Connecticut’s 4th District, holding off a challenge from Republican State Sen. Dan Debicella.

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Jim Himes with President Obama (AP Photo Stephan Savoia)

Republicans had targeted the race, hoping to oust the freshman, who is the first Democrat to hold the 4th District seat since 1969.

But Himes was able to able to secure his party’s urban base with the help of President Obama, who headlined a rally in Bridgeport on Saturday.

Himes also reached out to more conservative Fairfield County voters by coming out in favor of keeping the Bush-era tax cuts, even for wealthier Amercians.

The former Goldman Sachs vice president also highlighted his role in helping write Wall Street reform legislation, designed to prevent a repeat of the 2008 credit crisis.

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

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