August 3: A Political Snafu In New Haven

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Christopher Keating, capitol bureau chief at the Hartford Courant, talks about the latest developments in the race for mayor in New Haven.

State Sen. Toni Harp won the mayoral endorsement from the Democratic town committee by an overwhelming margin, but her place on the primary ballot was not automatic and no one from the town committee filed forms with the state in time.

“They did not get their endorsement paperwork to the city clerk,” said Av Harris, a spokesman for Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, the state’s chief elections official.

Harp and the other candidates for mayor will have to gather signatures to appear on the primary ballot.

Read more from Keating on courant.com.

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