Ruby O'Neill has filed the required paperwork in order to run in the Republican primary for Congress in the 5th District. Despite launching her campaign two weeks before the nominating convention, O'Neill received 41-percent of delegate votes. The endorsed candidate, Manny Santos, also faces a primary challenge from Rich Dupont.
Jahana Hayes has officially decided to primary to be the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 5th District. She secured the party's nomination on the second ballot, but narrowly lost to Mary Glassman after what Hayes says was some questionable vote switches out of New Britain.