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Before hopping a train back home Thursday, John DeStefano shopped a new $20 million New Haven streetcar system around the halls of Congress.

Actually, he went asking for the money.

The mayor was in D.C. for Barack Obama’s inauguration. He then met Wednesday afternoon with Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd; and on Thursday with Connecticut U.S. Reps. John Larson and Rosa DeLauro and Sen. Joe Lieberman.

Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez was also in DC at the inauguration. He also met with Connecticut’s Congressional delegation and asked for money, even though he hired former US Rep. Nancy Johnson to lobby on behalf of the Capitol City in DC.

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