Elizabeth Esty (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Esty Wins 5th District Democratic Nod; Defeats Donovan

A Connecticut House speaker whose campaign was dogged by a campaign finance scandal has lost his bid for Congress.


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Connecticut Reactions To Ryan Selection

Politicians from both sides of the aisle checked in with their reactions to Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate. Here are some statements they shared with WTIC NewsTalk 1080:


John McKinney (Courtesy State Senate Republicans)

McKinney Calls For Legislative Review Of Allegations Against Donovan’s Campaign

The Republican leader of the Connecticut Senate says a bipartisan legislative panel needs to be created to review the criminal allegations surrounding Democratic House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign.


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More Arrests In Campaign Finance Investigation

A federal grand jury has indicted seven people in the ongoing investigation of campaign contributions in the Fifth Congressional District race.  It brings to eight the number of people facing prosecution for conspiring to disguise […]


Attorney Stanley Twardy releases a report on his investigation into fundraising in the Donovan campaign. Twardy was hired by the campaign. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Report: No Evidence Donovan Knew Of Tainted Contributions

A report finds no evidence that Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan had any involvement or knowledge of a fundraising scandal involving his congressional campaign.


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

Rally Supports Donovan Campaign After Aide’s Arrest

Top leaders of various Connecticut unions are showing their support for House Speaker Chris Donovan, a congressional candidate whose former finance director was arrested on charges he tried to illegally hide the source of campaign contributions.


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Donovan: Aide’s Arrest Was “Like Getting Punched In the Stomach”

A defiant and emotional Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan strongly denied Sunday that he had any knowledge of money trading hands in exchange for legislation as alleged by federal authorities who arrested the one-time finance director of his congressional campaign.


Alleged Figure In Campaign Probe Resigns Union Jobs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A man identified as a central figure in a federal probe that led to the arrest of the Connecticut House Speaker’s campaign finance director has resigned from his union jobs. The […]


New Donovan Campaign Manager Says He Won’t Step Down — But Will Hand Over Some Leadership Duties

An FBI investigation into the finances of his congressional campaign will not keep Christopher Donovan from running or force him to step down as the Connecticut House speaker, his campaign manager said Friday.


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

Capitol Reacts To Arrest Of Donovan Finance Director

The Republican leader of the Connecticut Senate on Friday called for Democratic congressional candidate Christopher Donovan to step down as state House speaker amid a federal investigation into alleged illegal campaign contributions.