Conn. home invasion survivor considers run for Congress


The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion said he is considering a run for Congress. Dr. William Petit told reporters Friday that he is torn about running for office and has not made a decision. The Associated Press reported Thursday that Petit has spoken with Republicans about running in the Fifth Congressional District. The district is currently represented by a Democrat, US Representative Elizabeth Esty. Petit was the only survivor of the hostage ordeal in which his family was killed inside his home in Cheshire. Petit has never held elected office, but he was deeply involved in campaigning against the repeal of Connecticut’s death penalty.

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