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Connecticut Republicans selected former federal prosecutor David X. Sullivan on Thursday to challenge incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Jahana Hayes for the 5th Congressional District seat this year.

Sullivan was nominated by Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, with a second from state Sen. Kevin Witkos. There were no other nominees during the virtual convention, which was conducted by video conference using RingCentral Meeting software. Sullivan’s acceptance speech was interrupted a few times because of a bad connection.