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Courtney Makes Defense Jobs His Priority In Congress

Courtney Makes Defense Jobs His Priority In Congress

Ten years removed from the election that earned him the nickname "Landslide Joe," U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney feels like he's hitting his stride in Congress.

During a recent interview the Democratic incumbent in the 2nd District expounded upon the work he's done on the House Armed Services Committee's Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, pushing for ramped-up production at Electric Boat in Groton and helping the manufacturer land a contract that gave him a new nickname: "Two Sub Joe."

Courtney, 63, says he checks two things each morning: the Red Sox box score and the Electric Boat job listings.

"We haven't seen this much work since the late...

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