New Haven, Connecticut, State Sen. Toni Harp won 50 percent of the vote in the four-way Democratic primary for mayor on Tuesday. Given that the city is heavily Democratic, one would assume the victory means a clear path to the mayor’s office. But the race is not over.
In a report released Wednesday, Connecticut economists say the state’s economy is gaining momentum. Steven Lanza, editor of "The Connecticut Economy" says how and why the economy moves is more complicated than politicians might suggest on the campaign trail.
In Suffolk County, District Attorney Tom Spota survived his first competitive election since he took office in 2001. Winning 56-percent of the Republican primary vote, Spota beat former prosecutor Ray Perini. Spota's win means he will again be the only candidate on the November ballot, because of a cross endorsement deal between Suffolk's major political parties.
Connecticut officials and family members of those killed in the September 11th terrorists attacks gathered at the site of the state's 9/11 memorial in Sherwood Island State Park in Westport on Tuesday evening.
Connecticut State Senator Toni Harp defeated Alderman Justin Elicker, former Economic Development Administrator Henry Fernandez, and Hillhouse High School Principal Kermit Carolina in the race to replace long-time Mayor John DeStefano.