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Conn. Rep. Elizabeth Esty Will Not Run For Reelection Amid Scandal


FILE – In this Jan. 5, 2016, file photo, Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., left, attends a gathering at the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Democrat efforts to win control of Congress just got a little tougher, as an incumbent representative in Connecticut pulls out of the race amid allegations of a sexual harassment cover-up.
Democrat congresswoman Elizabeth Esty announced Monday, she will not seek re-election this November as sexual harassment and abuse allegations surfaced about her former chief of staff.
An internal probe found Tony Baker harassed a former staffer more than once, prompting calls for Esty to resign for not doing enough to protect female staffers.
Esty said it is in the best interests of her family and constituents to not seek reelection, she wrote in a statement Monday.

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