Donovan, Murphy recommended for AFL-CIO endorsements

The final vote won’t come until Tuesday, but the Connecticut AFL-CIO’s political endorsement committee is recommending the labor federation back Chris Murphy and Chris Donovan for the state’s two open seats in the congressional delegation.

The AFL-CIO convention will vote Tuesday on formally endorsing Murphy for U.S. Senate and Donovan for the 5th Congressional District seat now held by Murphy.

John Olsen, the president of the state labor federation, said his sense is that Donovan has not lost significant support among labor delegates since his campaign finance director was arrested and accused of conspiring to accept illegal contributions.

“I think people are pretty comfortable with him, still,” Olsen said.

Donovan and his competitors for the Democratic nomination will address the convention this afternoon.