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DeLauro Sails To Another Term

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U. S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D. 3rd Conn.) file photo.  (Photo/Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

U. S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D. 3rd Conn.) file photo. (Photo/Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Democratic Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has defeated Republican Wayne Winsley in a race that featured sharp differences over the health care law and guns rights.

DeLauro, first elected to the U.S. House in 1990, has long enjoyed a safe seat in Connecticut’s heavily Democratic 3rd Congressional District.

Winsley, a former private investigator and talk-show host, argued the 2010 health care reform bill signed by President Barack Obama erodes freedom with its mandate requiring health insurance.

DeLauro championed the law, saying it provides new consumer protections and will ensure that Americans have access to quality, affordable health care while reducing long-term health care costs.

She favors gun control measures, including a ban on the importation of large capacity ammunition clips. Winsley strongly favors gun rights.

     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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