FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) 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 in the 5th Congressional District.
The endorsement was the latest blow to Donovan, a favorite of unions, who has yet to say whether he will continue running for the open seat on the Working Families line. The minor party had cross-endorsed Donovan.
John Olsen, president of the Connecticut AFL-CIO said ``there is no path to victory'' for Donovan if he keeps running.
He blamed Donovan's loss on the federal investigation into his campaign's financing practices, which has resulted in two former campaign workers being arrested.
Donovan has been on a vacation since his Aug. 14 primary loss and unavailable for comment.