Esty gains AFL-CIO endorsement

The AFL-CIO, Connecticut’s largest union, has endorsed Elizabeth Esty for the 5th District, according to media reports. The AFL-CIO’s executive committee voted to support Esty’s run for congress tonight, after Chris Donovan, who the union had backed, lost the Democratic … Continue reading

Union president: A third-party candidate is “not viable”

As the Connecticut Mirror reports, John Olsen, president of Connecticut’s AFL-CIO, said, “There is no path toward a Working Families victory with a third-party candidate. I just don’t see that. That’s something that is not viable.” But, as’s Al Robinson … Continue reading

Barely a breath of 5th District scandal at AFL-CIO convention

By Mary E. O’Leary, Staff Reporter HARTFORD – You would never know there was a scandal brewing in the 5th District congressional race. There was only one hint Monday from one of the three Democratic candidates that something bigger than the … Continue reading

Rally in support of 5th District candidate Chris Donovan draws largely union crowd

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter A crowd of largely union members and supporters chanted “we want Chris” at a rally for congressional candidate Chris Donovan in Hartford Wednesday, amid the spectre of controversy that currently surrounds his campaign for the … Continue reading