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Kenneth Kennedy

Hartford Democrats Going With Fresh Faces

HARTFORD — Coming out of their nominating convention Monday, the Democrats have a candidate for mayor and six candidates for the city council. And not a single incumbent among them. After endorsing challenger Luke Bronin for mayor over incumbent Pedro Segarra, the Democratic town committee endorsed John Gale, Glendowlyn Thames, Julio Concepcion, James Sanchez, Thomas J. Clarke and rJo Winch for council. None is currently on the panel, though Winch served previously as a council member and council president. Like Segarra, however, at least two incumbent council members are expected to force a primary in hopes of gaining their party's blessing to run for re-election in November....