Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chris Donovan wins Congressional convention

The Connecticut Democratic Party today at the 5th Congressional District convention overwhelmingly endorsed Speaker of the House Chris Donovan as the 5th Congressional District candidate for Congress in 2012. Donovan won the Democratic Party's endorsement by beating both of his competitors by more than 3-to-1; one of the largest margins in a contested convention in recent memory.

"I am honored to have the support of so many hard-working Democratic activists, and the endorsement of the Democratic party," said Donovan. "I will fight every day for the right of every Connecticut family, and every American, to be treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. That is what I have done in Connecticut, and it's what I will do in Congress."

"Not everyone shares the values of fairness, dignity, and respect," continued Donovan. "Congressional Republicans are actively blocking job creation measures, attempting to destroy Medicare and Social Security, and waging a war on women's access to health care and contraception. In Congress, I will fight for all of our families to have access to great jobs with strong benefits, to Medicare and Social Security as they age, and I will fight to make sure that every woman has access to the health care and contraception that they need."

Congrats to Chris, and I know he'll do just as good a job in that Congressional seat as the current "Chris" is doing!

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