Donovan Trumpets Murphy’s Support.
Speaker of the House Christopher Donovan is using a quote from Democratic U.S Senate candidate U.S. Representative Christopher Murphy to steady his flagging campaign a week before the 5th District primary. In a piece that hit mailboxes today, Donovan ballyhoos a July comment by Murphy expressing his trust in Donovan even after the Meriden Democrat’s campaign was rocked by allegations of illegal campaign finances practices. Eight people have been arrested in the federal probe of Donovan’s campaign.
A helpful reader tells Daily Ructions that the Donovan brochure has not gone down well with the Murphy people. Outsider Linda McMahon will be delighted to see a reminder of the Murphy endorsement of Donovan when the Republican’s rival should have been working on his jobs plan.
Courant editors also won’t be pleased to see their regrettable headline misleading voters again because it wasn’t an independent report. The paper later ran a correction, which is not noted in the Donovan mailer.