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Larson Wins 10th Term In U.S. House

Veteran U.S. Rep. John Larson has won re-election to a 10th term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Democrat on Tuesday fended off challenges from Republican Matt Corey and Green Party candidate Mike DeRosa.

Larson was heavily favored to win the race for the seat in the district located in a heavily Democratic part of Connecticut. He touted proposals such as expanding national service opportunities for students in exchange for forgiving college debt and requiring universal background checks for guns sales.

Larson said he's also working to bring more jobs to places such as Hartford's North End. Corey challenged him on that, questioning whether voters are any better off than they were 18 years ago when Larson was first elected.

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