HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The sole survivor of a deadly 2007 home invasion says he will not run for a congressional seat held by a Democrat who came under fire for her handling of harassment complaints in her office.
Dr. William Petit Jr. announced Wednesday he plans to seek re-election to his state House of Representatives seat. The Republican will be seeking his second term.
Petit says he ``thought long and hard about running for Congress'' but ``family considerations'' and his commitment to his constituents in Plainville and New Britain ultimately persuaded him to forgo a congressional run.
There's been much speculation about potential candidates for the 5th District seat U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty announced she would not seek re-election.