Chris Donovan Will Stay in 5th District Race

The Meriden Democrat held a press conference today to say he's pushing forward, despite the controversy surrounding his campaign.


State House Speaker has no intention of quitting his race for the 5th Congressional District, despite the mounting controversy surrounding the of his campaign finance director and an ongoing FBI probe into contributions to his campaign.

Donovan met with the media on Sunday, June 3, to announce that his supporters want him to continue his campaign, according to a report in the Hartford Courant. He also said he did not know the FBI was investigating his campaign staff and that he has was unaware of questions involving possible influence peddling in his campaign.

It was Donovan's first public appearance since the arrest last week of Robert Braddock Jr., his campaign finance director, on federal charges that he sought to hide questionable campaign donations to Donovan. The investigation is continuing.

Sean M June 06, 2012 at 12:20 AM
This situation with Donovan has reminded us of how Democrats actually work. They are made up of a coalition of groups that need to manipulate the process to achieve their goals. The unions need mandatory union membership to fill their coffers with dues that people would not voluntarily contribute. When the changes went into effect in WI, union membership plummeted. No one should be forced to join a union and no private business should be forced to deal with unions. The trial lawyers have the same problem. They need liberal laws so they can file millions of dollars in lawsuits to steal from businesses. I do not know what Donovan did or knew. I can say that is it very common for Democrats to shake down businesses for donations to get favorable laws. Just see what Obama has done with "alternative energy." He has arranged government handouts to companies that make products that are not cost effective. High level people in turn donate a lot of money to Obama's campaign. Republicans do this also, but not to the extent. It is wrong for all of this and this is part of the problem with our elected officials. Donovan was in charge of the redistricting committee after he declared for Congress. By staying, he showed he has zero respect for the integrity of the process. If he is elected to Congress, it is clear that his support will be influenced by whomever donates to him.


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