The candidates in the state’s most closely watched congressional race clashed over expiring tax cuts and an oil pipeline in their first debate.
The state’s largest labor organization has voted to endorse former state Rep. Elizabeth Esty, who defeated House Speaker Chris Donovan in the Democratic primary.
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.
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.”
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.