Esty wins Democratic nomination for Connecticut's 5th District

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Though Donovan was favored to win the Democratic nomination and nabbed the state party’s endorsement, he was felled in part by growing scandals that swirled around his former campaign manager and top fundraiser, who had been arrested and charged with corruption.

Political observers considered a Donovan win one of the few potential opportunities for Republicans in a state that typically votes blue. With Esty’s nomination, the race remains in play.

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