HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for state Attorney General is seeking permission to become involved in a court case involving eastern Connecticut homeowners whose foundations are crumbling.

Wethersfield state Sen. Paul Doyle filed a piled a petition Thursday in state Supreme court seeking "friend of the court" status in the case. He hopes to eventually file a brief arguing insurance companies should cover the cost of repairing and replacing the concrete foundations, failing due to an iron sulfide.

Doyle is one three Democratic attorney general primary candidates.

It's the latest development in the crumbling foundations saga.

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, who is seeking re-election, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, both Democrats, on Thursday hailed passage of two Senate amendments aimed at helping the homeowners. Both direct two federal offices to assess the problem.