Leading labor coalition throws its support to Esty in 5th CD

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August 22, 2012

The state's largest labor coalition, the Connecticut AFL-CIO, overwhelmingly threw its support Wednesday to Democrat Elizabeth Esty in the 5th Congressional District race, further dimming the campaign prospects of state House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan.

"Based on her record and her commitment to stand up for the issues that working families care about, we believe that Elizabeth Esty is the best candidate" in the 5th District, said John W. Olsen, president of the coalition's Connecticut chapter.

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