NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ State Sen. Andrew Roraback has won a four-way Republican primary in Connecticut’s hotly contested 5th Congressional District.

Roraback, the endorsed Republican candidate, defeated veteran Justin Bernier and business owners Lisa Wilson-Foley and Mark Greenberg.

Roraback is considered a moderate Republican in the General Assembly _ a designation some of his challengers used as a criticism.

Roraback said last week that a liberal super PAC was targeting him in the GOP primary to keep the seat safe for Democratic House Speaker Chris Donovan, whom he called a “potential felon.”

Donovan’s former finance director and campaign manager were arrested for allegedly participating in a scheme to hide the source of $27,500 in campaign contributions. Donovan has denied any knowledge of the alleged conspiracy and has not been charged with any crimes.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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