Christopher Donovan, the convention-endorsed candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 5th Congressional District, makes his entrance after polls closed in the Democratic Primary to thank supporters for their efforts. Donovan lost his bid for Chris Murphy's Congresional seat. Donovan, a Democrat, denies any knowledge of or involvement in the conspiracy to kill the tax legislation. Neither he nor any other elected public official is charged in the case. The federal investigation remains active, according to legislative and other sources. Two of those charged in the case are former employees of Donovan's unsuccessful 2012 campaign for Congress from the state's 5th District. Robert Braddock, Jr. was the Donovan campaign's finance director and Joshua Nassi was campaign manager. Donovan was an early favorite to win the 5th District seat, but lost a primary to Elizabeth Esty, who later won the general election.
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