They all but endorsed him when he was the keynote speaker at their annual meeting in August. Its leadership was his campaign kickoff.

Today, the Working Families Party makes it official by formally endorsing House Speaker Christopher Donovan’s candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the 5th Congressional District.

With its brand of fusion politics — the labor off-shoot helps mainly progressive Democrats with cross-endorsements — the WFP can help Democrats at the margins. Only with votes on the WFP line did Richard Blumenthal carry the 5th in his Senate race last year.

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Mark PazniokasCapitol Bureau Chief

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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