With an announcement by Chris Meeks that will not pursue a primary in the 4th Congressional District, the Republicans are left with definite congressional primaries in only the 2nd and 5th districts.

In the 2nd, Daria Novak is waging a primary for the second time in as many years. She lost two years ago to Janet Peckinpaugh, the endorsed candidate. This year, she is facing Paul Formica.

In the 5th, Justin Bernier has reaffirmed that he will join a crowded field of Andrew Roraback, Mark Greenberg, and Lisa Wilson-Foley competing for the state’s only open congressional seat.

Democrats have a three-way primary in the 5th with Christopher Donovan, Elizabeth Esty and Dan Roberti.

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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