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Barbara Fair was running for office in New Haven Tuesday—but felt strongly enough about the state’s broken criminal justice system to spend hours in Hartford calling for an end to the “war on ex-offenders.”

Fair and supporters spent much of Tuesday urging supporters to go to the polls in New Haven’s Ward 23 (in the West River neighborhood) to support her candidacy in a Democratic Party aldermanic primary. She lost that race to incumbent Alderman Yusuf Shah.

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