"I got a call from her and she told me how she's so proud of me."
"I did not go to Washington to hurt people and people are hurting. So, we really have to work on getting this shutdown over — getting it to end."
Newly-elected Congresswoman Jahana Hayes cut the ribbon on the opening of her new 5th Congressional district offices in downtown Waterbury on Bank Street and couldn’t contain her excitement.
Connecticut history will be made tomorrow when Jahana Hayes is sworn in as the 5th Congressional District Congresswoman. News 8’s George Colli is live in the Nation’s Capitol where he spoke exclusively with her as she is moving into her office.
When 5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty decided against running for reelection due to an abuse scandal in her office, it opened the door to a wide open race.
Former National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes will go forward into the August primary for the 5th District Democratic nomination as the NAACP launches a probe into the outcome of the 5th District convention because of alleged ballot tampering.
It was a moment in history on Thursday when 5th District Congresswoman Jahana Hayes became the first African-American woman from Connecticut to be sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Jahana Hayes is going to Washington.
"I'm optimistic that this 116th Congress is going to force that conversation."
The battle for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District seat is heating up for state Democrats.