Blumenthal is the latest member of the state’s Washington delegation to throw his weight behind Harp, who will square off on Nov. 5 against Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 for mayor of New Haven. Both U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy endorsed Harp in August, prior to her victory in September’s four-way Democratic Primary. U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro endorsed the mayoral hopeful at the end of September.
Pinto, a lawyer and Westville resident, told the News he had been considering a run since the early summer but was too consumed with his organizing work on behalf of Justin Elicker FES ’10 SOM ’10 in his bid for the mayor’s office to formalize a campaign of his own. Pinto is Elicker’s chief organizer in the western portion of the city, including the Edgewood, Beaver Hills and Westville neighborhoods.
Her decision effectively hands the election to Mike Stratton, a personal injury lawyer and resident of Huntington Street. In September’s primary, Stratton won 430 votes to Gardner’s 264, but it remained unclear for over a month whether Gardner would stay in the race as a petitioning Independent candidate.
Mayoral candidate and Connecticut State Sen. Toni Harp ARC ’78 traveled to New York on Monday to receive a leadership award from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs.
An odd incident in Paul Chandler ’14′s campaign for Ward 1 alderman suggests members of his campaign team may have mistakenly interpreted or misrepresented a meeting with U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio as an endorsement.