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5th District Congressional Race Will Be Pricey

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District race is once again expected to be pricey.

One candidate, wealthy Republican businessman Mark Greenberg, has proposed that he and Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty sign a transparency pledge, a spin off the People’s Pledge introduced in the 2012 U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts where both candidates discouraged attack ads funded by outside groups.

Greenberg says he’s open to any kind of limitations, including a cap on how much both candidates spend. But Esty appears unlikely to agree.

Esty spokeswoman Laura Maloney calls the offer “a deceptive ploy from an ultra-rich tea party candidate” who spent $3 million of his own money in two failed congressional races.

Both have been targeted by their national parties as candidates that potential donors should watch.

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