What’s happening with New Haven’s 2019 mayoral election?

Have you heard what’s going on with the mayoral race in New Haven?

Although incumbent Toni Harp lost the Democratic primary to Justin Elicker in September, her name is still on November’s ballot due to an endorsement from the Working Families Party (WFP). Despite Harp suspending her campaign last month, a group of her supporters founded the People’s Campaign for Toni Harp to persuade voters to vote for her in November. We sat down with both Democratic party mayoral candidate Justin Elicker as well as People’s Campaign organizer Emma Jones to find out more.

Extended interview with Emma Jones:

Extended interview with Justin Elicker:



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