Donovan remains on the ballot; Esty and Working Families Party scheduled to meet
Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan, Democratic 5th District congressional candidate, on primary night at the Curtis Cultural Center, Meriden Aug. 14, 2012. Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register
The Secretary of the State’s office confirmed Tuesday that Chris Donovan’s name is still on the ballot as the Working Families Party candidate.
And, as the Hartford Courant reports, Democrat Elizabeth Esty is scheduled to meet with the Working Families Party on Wednesday.
Sources indicated that Donovan will, indeed, remove his name from the ballot, but Esty must wait for that to happen until her name can appear associated with the Working Families Party when voters head to the polls Nov. 6.
Donovan has not spoken to the press since his loss to Esty in the Democratic primary earlier this month. During his concession speech, Donovan did not offer his support to his opponent, creating speculation that he might run as a Working Families Party candidate.
Esty will face Andrew Roraback in November, and Roraback’s name will appear on the ballot twice, as a Republican and as the endorsed candidate of the Independent Party, a minor party in the 5th District.