In CT, Former Anchor Kicks Off Campaign for Congress

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Connecticut Mirror

Instead of reporting the news, former TV news anchor Janet Peckinpaugh said she hopes to make news this November by challenging U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District.

Peckinpaugh said after spending 30 years as a TV journalist for local news stations she decided to enter the fray on the other side of the cameras as a newly enrolled Republican who is seeking office for the first time.

“I want to send someone to Washington who is like a journalist, who can go to Washington and who can listen to what the people want,” she said Tuesday at the State Capitol, one of several stops announcing her candidacy. More…