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Dan Roberti won't back his Democratic rival if he loses the Connecticut primary. (Photo by Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

Democrat Won’t Back Own Party Following Primary

A candidate in the Democratic primary for the U.S. House says he is unlikely to support his rival, state House Speaker Chris Donovan, if he is nominated to take on the Republican candidate.

08/05/2012

Robert Braddock, Jr. outside New Haven Federal Court following his arraignment on campaign finance-related charges. The charges relate to Braddock's work for congressional candidate and Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Former Donovan Aide Arraigned On Campaign Finance Charges

Daniel Roberti, one of House Speaker Chris Donovan’s two Democratic rivals in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District primary, is calling on him to withdraw from the race.

07/12/2012

Businessperson Lisa Wilson-Foley. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Fed Probes Cast Shadow In Congressional Race

Federal investigations are casting shadows over two candidates’ campaigns in the closely watched 5th Congressional District, an unusual development for a single race in a state dubbed “Corrupticut” after an earlier outbreak of scandals.

06/19/2012

(Courtesy Department of Social Services)

Connecticut Lawmakers Pass Wide-Ranging Budget Bills

Connecticut lawmakers returned to the state Capitol to finish work on two wide-ranging budget-related bills, but Tuesday’s special session was shadowed by the controversy surrounding House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign and contributions linked to one of the bills being considered.

06/13/2012

Chris Donovan. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Donovan Aide Was Unknown In State Politics

Robert Braddock Jr. was unknown in Connecticut politics when he came to work on House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign, but full of promises that he was an “accomplished finance director” with a record of raising millions of dollars.

06/10/2012

House Speaker Chris Donovan. File photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Chris Donovan Campaign’s Finance Director Arrested

In a wiretapped conversation, an unnamed conspirator said “Last time one of these [expletive] drug addicts bounced a check, even though we put the [expletive] money right in their hand.”

05/31/2012

The 2012 fifth district Democratic congressional convention in Waterbury. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Donovan Wins Endorsement In Congressional Race; 3-way Primary Looms

House Speaker Christopher Donovan secured the backing on Monday night of the state Democratic Party in Connecticut’s hotly contested 5th congressional district race, but he still has an intra-party fight on his hands.

05/14/2012

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