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City Dems Endorse Military Veteran For Vacant State Rep. Seat

Rickey Pinckney, a military veteran who has made inroads in the community since his return from Afghanistan in 2012, is city Democrats' pick to fill the vacant House seat in Hartford's northwest corner.

Democrats are looking to hold on to the post vacated by longtime State Rep. Douglas McCrory, who won a special election last month for Connecticut's 2nd Senate District seat. That spot opened up after Eric Coleman, an 11-term senator, left to pursue a judgeship.

While Pinckney may not have the name recognition of some of his competitors — including former State Rep. Kenneth Green and Joshua Hall, a Hartford Federation of Teachers vice president — members of the Democratic...