As the labor concession deal teetered back in June, House Speaker Christopher Donovan canceled the formal announcement of his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 5th Congressional District, though he continued campaigning and raising money.

Now, with Labor Day gone (and the power back on in the district) Donovan is taking another crack at a formal kickoff, touring five cities in four days, with an announcement and headquarters opening Friday at 5 Colony St. in his hometown of Meriden.

Once Donovan missed his announcement window in June, his campaign decided to hold off until the fall.

“The summer is not a great time to be noticed,” said Gabe Rosenberg, a spokesman for the camapign.

Donovan’s other stops: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Coe Memorial Park in Torrington and at 5 p.m. at Nino’s in Waterbury; 5 p.m. Thursday on the steps of the Danbury Public Library; and 10 a.m. Saturday at Franklin Square Park in New  Britain.

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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