Conn. home invasion victim considering run for Congress
Dr. William Petit would run as a Republican; he lost his family to a pair of killers and barely survived himself
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His family to a pair of killers barely surviving the heinous attack himself. And now doctor William pettis says he may run for congress in Connecticut and he spoke about that today in our Brian Bernal was there. Doctor William had -- wife and two daughters were killed when two thugs broke into their home and help them hostage for several hours. Doctor Pettit was himself beaten with a baseball bat. And was the only survivor. That was 2000 sent. Now remarried and with a new baby on the way he says he's considering running for congress to be represented on where you are 50% 5050. His strength and dignity were evident as he endured the separate trials of the two men who murdered his family. His advocacy for the death penalty in the months after his only political experience and he admits the length of the campaign is -- The election he's thinking about he's still a year away. Think we -- the British system and have campaign's last about five weeks are more serious consideration though his new wife and unborn -- Well that's a big issue that's a big issue. You know. Just rarity here in new new baby and win any week so that's a big big issue. He says he's been encouraged to run by friends but his family is non -- He has a medical man but doctor -- already sometimes sounds like a politician for instance I asked him what he thinks of Republican efforts to defund the Affordable Care Act. I think if you believe in smaller government and less spending you have to stand here stand your ground and try to do what you can't have a a a position to negotiate from. And fortunately it looks like that's been the only negotiating position they've been able to. To have doctor -- it would run as a Republican and he would likely face a primary challenge. In seems very Connecticut Brian Bernal NEC.