Democrat Jahana Hayes goes ‘full steam’ in historic race for Congress


“Who’s going to bring it? Jahana!” the cheer went.

Volunteer Mary Weber, 66, a dental hygienist from a rural town in Litchfield County, said she was backing Jahana Hayes because “she cares about people and that’s me. That’s what I want. That’s my America.”

If Hayes is elected on Nov. 6, she will make history as the first black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress. And she would do so in the 5th, a mostly white district. Hayes has left the talk of history-making to political pundits and the media. Check out the full story here.

By Vanessa de la Torre, Connecticut Public Radio

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