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Since state House Speaker Christopher Donovan of Meriden lost the Aug. 14 Democratic primary for the 5th Congressional District seat, I’ve been monitoring the buzz that Speaker Donovan would nonetheless be on the November ballot as the candidate of the small but influential Working Families Party (WFP). I always thought it was unlikely the speaker, who received the WFP endorsement before the primary and had sole decision-making authority on whether his name would remain on the ballot, would continue his campaign.
Today (Aug. 30), Speaker Donovan, whose campaign went down in flames amid an FBI investigation that has not cleared him of wrongdoing, sent a letter to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, requesting that she immediately take his name off the fall ballot. The Donovan campaign hasn’t provided any explanation of the speaker’s thinking, but it likely came down to two factors.
For one, Speaker Donovan’s supporters – chiefly union die-hards and liberals – are intensely loya
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