There are three debates scheduled in the next few weeks in the 5th Congressional District race. Democrat Jahana Hayes and Republican Manny Santos will first meet head-to head at a debate in Waterbury on October 4th. They will then face off October 16th at a debate in Danbury sponsored by the League of Women Voters. The last debate scheduled between Hayes and Santos is October 17th in New Britain. They are vying to fill the seat being vacated by Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Esty, who chose not to run for reelection amid a controversy over her handling of a sexual assault case in her office involving her former chief of staff.