Republican Mayor Dick Moccia and Democratic challenger Harry Rilling sparred over the city's progress on economic development, diversity on the city's boards and commissions, NEON and more on Tuesday at a breakfast event sponsored by the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce at the Norwalk Inn. The four-term mayor says he's proud of his record; Rilling says more should've been accomplished over the last eight years.
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 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.