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Last week, a majority of Connecticut Democrats threw their support behind Chris Donovan for the 5th District Congressional seat.
Now, Cheshire resident Elizabeth Esty is making sure Donovan doesn't get the nomination without a fight.
Esty, a former Democratic State Representative, garnered 20 percent of the Democratic Convention delegate count last week and filed the necessary paperwork to be on the primary ballot on Aug. 14.
Esty earned an automatic spot on the ballot by earning votes from more than 15 percent of delegates at last week's Convention, the threshold set for candidates to be considered for the primary. Esty made it official by filing with the Connecticut Secretary of State's office on May 17.
“I’m pleased to make it official,” Esty said in a statement. “Democratic voters will choose our nominee in this incredibly important election. Democrats, just like independents, are looking for a representative who will step up and get things done, do the hard work, and always put job creation before political gamesmanship. Again, I’m grateful to the delegates from across the 5th District who came out to support our campaign at Monday night’s convention and who have given me the opportunity to make my case to all Democratic voters. I'm excited to move forward with our campaign to bring commonsense problem solving to Washington."