Courant: The Donovan story is not over yet
Chris Donovan (AP Photo/Bob Child)
The Hartford Courant editorialized recently that the saga of Chris Donovan’s run for Congress has not yet been finished.
Donovan withdrew himself from the ballot last week, having been endorsed by the Working Families Party and remaining on that ballot line even after losing the Aug. 14 primary to Elizabeth Esty.
Esty has since been endorsed by both Donovan and the Working Families Party.
But Donovan’s senior campaign staff is still under investigation. Campaign Manager Josh Nassi and finance director Robert Braddock Jr. have both been indicted on federal charges. The FBI alleges they attempted to carry out a cash-for-legislative action scheme and then hide the source of those campaign donations.
“It didn’t write finis to the overarching story,” the Courant wrote.
Donovan has not been implicated, but Nassi, Braddock and six other individuals have, and it’s possible more will emerge from the FBI investigation.
According to the Courant, “The feds can either vindicate Mr. Donovan’s protestations of innocence or make life for him far more perilous than it is now.”