A specter is haunting New Haven—the specter of democracy. New Haven Democrats go to the polls all over town next Tuesday to vote in some hotly contested primaries for seats on the Board of Aldermen. While each race has its own dynamics, a power struggle brews below the surface, between Mayor John DeStefano and Board of Aldermen President Jorge Perez. That power struggle is about several questions: What role should the often ineffectual board play in governing the city? Is there room for dissent in New Haven? And who will be the next mayor of the city if John DeStefano becomes governor?