Elizabeth Esty On Politics, Ethics, and Energy
The 5th District Congressional candidate will continue through the primary.
Despite barely qualifying for the Democratic primary for the 5th Congressional seat, expect to see Elizabeth Esty campaigning at least through August.
During an appearance on WNPR's Where We Live, Esty believes that some delegates voted for Dan Roberti in Monday's convention in order to ensure a three-way primary race. Chris Donovan won the party's nomination at the convention by a wide margin and Dan Roberti just made it over the 15% mark to qualify as well.
Esty responded to a caller's question about campaign contributions from environmental and energy communities. Her husband, DEEP Commissioner Dan Esty came under fire last year for previous work done for Northeast Utilities, which is now in charge of regulating.
Elizabeth Esty was asked if she should not take campaign donations from companies that her husband had previously done work for. "We checked on getting ethics rulings on all of these issues and there is no reason I cannot and he did not solicit those," said Esty. She then went after Donovan by saying the money she received was far less than the PAC money Donovan has received.
Esty is leading the Democratic candidates in fundraising during the first quarter.