Connecticut House Speaker and Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, Chris Donovan, right, stands away from the Speaker's podium as he speaks with reporters during special session at the Capitol in ... more 
Connecticut House Speaker and Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, Chris Donovan, right, stands away from the Speaker's podium as he speaks with reporters during special session at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Donovan opened the special legislative session but says he won't preside over the debate. Donovan, whose congressional campaign is under federal scrutiny, appeared at the podium Tuesday and presided over the opening prayer and Pledge of Allegiance but he then stepped aside and allowed a deputy House speaker to take over the deliberations. Robert Braddock Jr., Donovan's finance director was recently arrested by federal authorities and accused of conspiring to hide the source of $20,000 in campaign contributions. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jessica Hill
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 10:00 AM EDT