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Connecticut House 5th District

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District profile:
This district merged the surviving pieces of the old 5th and 6th, and it was drawn to provide a “fair fight” between two incumbents forced into the same district.
2004 results: Nancy Johnson (R) defeated Theresa Gerratana (D) by 60-38%

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  • Born: Jan. 5, 1935; Chicago
  • Family: Married (Theodore)
  • Education: University of London, 1957-58; Radcliffe College, B.A., 1957; University of Chicago, 1951-53
  • Professional: President, Sheldon Community Guidance Clinic; Adjunct Professor, Central Conn. State College, 1968-71
  • Military: None

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CHRIS MURPHY (D)
Murphy, a state senator, ran unopposed in the primary.

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  • Born: Aug. 3, 1973; White Plains, N.Y.
  • Family: Single
  • Education: University of Connecticut, J.D.; Williams College, B.A.
  • Professional: Practicing attorney
  • Military: None