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Former FBI agent drops out of House race in CT

Wednesday - 5/16/2012, 6:46pm  ET

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) - A former FBI agent who helped send elected officials to jail, including a governor, is dropping out of the Republican race in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District.

Mike Clark says that he doubts he can beat the Democratic candidate for the open House seat. He's urging supporters to get behind one of the other candidates, state Sen. Andrew Roraback.

Republicans are scheduled to meet Friday for the state convention to endorse candidates for the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate.

Clark has trailed other GOP candidates in raising campaign contributions. He had been seeking the House seat once held by the Connecticut governor he investigated, John G. Rowland.

The incumbent representing the wealthy Hartford suburbs and cities such as Waterbury and Danbury, Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy, is running for the Senate.


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