From the rainy beach, the stench is impossible to miss.
Chris Donovan ought to get the heck out of this campaign, if only for the good of his party. His campaign manager, top fundraiser and longtime political associate are up to their necks in this. It’s all there, in Donovan pal Raymond Soucy’s words, in the FBI wire taps:
“So everybody understands, Politics is about the Benjamins … and you know how you say ‘thank you’? More checks. That’s the way this system works.”
At this point, it’s irrelevant — as I still think — whether Donovan knew about all this. It was festering around him and, politically, there’s no getting out from under the pile of allegations of sordid dealmaking that allegedly traded $27,500 in return for killing a bill in the legislature.
I’m sure Chris Murphy gets how deeply damaging to Democrats this can be.
The only folks rooting for Donovan know are his union supporters, the Working Families Party — and all four candidates who hope to win the Republican side.
Public Official No. 1 should get out of this race.