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Roraback Wins 4-Way Race For GOP Nod In 5th

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State Senator Andrew Roraback. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

State Senator Andrew Roraback. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

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By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN,  Associated Press

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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