FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ Former FBI agent Mike Clark says he’s dropping out of Connecticut’s 5th congressional district race and throwing his support to Republican state Sen. Andrew Roraback.

Clark made the announcement Wednesday from his campaign headquarters in Farmington. It comes as Republicans are scheduled to meet Friday for the state convention to endorse candidates.

While he has trailed the other four GOP candidates in raising cash, Clark recently made news after filing a federal elections complaint over payments made to former Gov. John G. Rowland for consulting work for a company owned by the husband of another candidate, Lisa Wilson-Foley. She said Rowland was a volunteer adviser to her campaign and the payments were unrelated.

Clark called Roraback a New England-style Republican who can win the politically mixed northwestern Connecticut district.

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


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