Democrat Courtney Gets Another GOP Opponent in Connecticut

Posted April 23, 2009 at 2:55pm
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Joe Courtney

Second-term Democratic Rep. Joe Courtney has a second official Republican challenger — businesswoman and former State Department official Daria Novak .

Novak, whose campaign statement of organization was posted Wednesday by the Federal Election Commission, confirmed to CQ Politics that she is running, and is planning an official kick-off event around the end of May. The first-time candidate intends to build a “real grass-roots campaign” with a focus on local organizing.  

Novak’s announcement comes after former Hebron Board of Finance member Matthew M. Daly told local reporters in March that he was running. Republican sources say lawyer and Navy veteran Sean Sullivan , who lost to Courtney, 32 percent to 66 percent in 2008, is mulling another run. And former state Rep. Andrew Norton may also be interested.