He previously expressed interest in running for U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s seat, but it was never more apparent than Monday evening at the Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner where supporters were handing out guitar shaped stickers that said “Chris Donovan for Congress.”
Donovan, one of the most powerful men in the state legislature, waited until a budget deal was completed before softly announcing his campaign for the Fifth Congressional seat being vacated by Murphy, who is running for U.S. Senate. But even with the sticker Donovan played coy and refused to say it was official.
In a brief interview after exiting the V.I.P. room at the Connecticut Convention Center, Donovan said he’s the only candidate in the race who is already working to better the state for the people of Connecticut. He said he wants to work for them now in Washington D.C.