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Rep. Elizabeth Esty Not Running For Re-Election After Mishandling Abuse Allegations

Rep. Elizabeth Esty Not Running For Re-Election After Mishandling Abuse Allegations

Facing a firestorm of criticism for mishandling domestic violence allegations against her since-fired chief of staff, U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced late Monday afternoon that she will not run for re-election in November.

In a written statement, Esty, a Democrat from Cheshire, said she “could have and should have done better” after learning that her top adviser had punched and threatened to kill a female staffer in her office who he had once dated.

“To the survivor, I want to express my strongest apology for letting you down,” she said of Anna Kain, the former aide who was harassed by Esty’s former chief of staff, Tony Baker.

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