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CT 05: Maloney endorses Donovan for Congress

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Time: 8:40 AM



Yesterday, former Congressman Jim Maloney officially threw his support behind Chris Donovan's campaign for his old congressional seat.

Donovan for Congress Press Release:
MERIDEN, CT - Former Fifth District Congressman Jim Maloney today announced his endorsement of Chris Donovan for the Fifth district Congressional seat.

"Chris Donovan has proven himself as a leader who fights on behalf of the families of Connecticut - and wins," said Maloney. "We need his leadership in Congress now more than ever. I trust Chris to stand up for Connecticut's families, to support investment in our cities and towns, and to fight for every American to have an opportunity for their own piece of the American Dream."

"I thank Jim for his endorsement and for his work as a Congressman. I am proud to have his support," said Donovan. "I will value the advice of Fifth District leaders like Jim as I fight to improve access to educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable health care, grow sustainable jobs with solid benefits, improve access to affordable housing, and protect Social Security and Medicare."

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