MARK PAZNIOKAS | March 21, 2017
WFP backs union officer over endorsed Democrat in Hartford
The labor-backed Working Families Party has rejected the choice of the Democratic Party for a vacant legislative seat in Hartford and is running its own candidate: Joshua M. Hall, an officer of the Hartford Federation of Teachers.
Hall will be competing in a special election with the Democratic nominee, Rickey Pinckney, a Democratic town committee member, and Kenneth Green, a former Democratic state representative trying to make a comeback as a petitioning candidate.
A victory by Hall would mark only the second time that the Working Families, which typically tries to influence elections by cross-endorsing Democrats, has elected a member of the General Assembly solely on the Working Families ballot line.