CHESHIRE, Conn. (WFSB/CNN) - A Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were brutally murdered during a home invasion in 2007 is thinking about running for Congress.
Speaking to reporters Friday, Dr. William Petit said he was still making up his mind about signing up for a grueling congressional campaign.
Petit: "I've spoken to one congressman, not from this state."
Reporter: "Did they approach you? How did that work?"
Petit: "Uh, I think some friends approached me, some local friends."
Reporter: "Do you realize what a hard job it is running for Congress?"
Petit: "I do, that's why I didn't jump in."
Reporter: "I saw somewhere that the state chair said that you were a little surprised by how soon the campaign season starts; is that a fair statement?"
Petit: "That's a fair, hi, David. That's a fair statement. I think we should go to the British system and have campaigns that last about five weeks. Call for elections, and go for about two months."
Reporter: "You probably get a lot of votes on that."
Petit: "No, I think, I think it's crazy that people run for president for four years. I know you guys must get tired of it."
Meanwhile, the trial for a second defendant in Dr. Petit's family's murder began this week. Joshua Komisarjevsky, 31, faces 17 charges, including three counts of murder, four counts of kidnapping, burglary, arson and assault.
The first defendant to stand trial, Steven Hayes, was sentenced to death in December 2010 after a jury convicted him on 16 of 17 charges.