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Conn. invasion survivor considers run for Congress

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Dr. William Petit Jr.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Dr. William Petit Jr. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

SIMSBURY, Conn. (AP) - The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a gruesome 2007 home invasion says 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. Petit and his new wife are expecting a baby in December.

The Associated Press reported Thursday that Petit has spoken with Republicans about running in the 5th Congressional District. The district is currently represented by Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty.

Petit was the only survivor of the hostage ordeal in which his wife and daughters were 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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