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Democrats Form Mayors Group To Work On Campaigns And Policy

MIDDLETOWN — Democrats have formed a new group that leaders say will focus on campaigns and act as a policy-sharing network for mayors and first selectmen.

The Connecticut Conference of Democratic Mayors had its first meeting Aug. 6 at the Inn at Middletown. Mayor Daniel Drew will serve as the group's chairman.

Drew said the new organization has two goals: To get as many Democrats elected as possible and to act as a "policy sharing and best practice forum" for those in office.

"We're going to take the best of what's happening in other places and apply it to our own communities," Drew said. "The policy piece of it will be ongoing all the...