Donovan raises $230,000 for 5th District contest

House Speaker Chris Donovan has raised more than $230,000 in the 2nd quarter for his bid to represent Connecticut’s 5th congressional district, his campaign said Thursday.

Donovan announced his bid in mid-May, getting a later start than other contenders in the crowded contest to replace Rep. Chris Murphy. Murphy is running for the U.S. Senate. Donovan, a Democrat, is one of eight candidates for the 5th District seat, four Democrats and four Republicans.

A Donovan campaign spokesman said the candidate ended the 2nd quarter, which closed June 30th, with more than $220,000  cash in the bank. His emailed statement says he raised the money from 750 donors, 90 percent of whom are from Connecticut.

None of the others have released their 2nd quarter fundraising figures yet. They all have to report their totals to the Federal Election Commission next week, on July 15th.