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Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield, D-New Haven (Paul Bass photo)

Sympathetic old-timers told Gary Holder-Winfield his bill to abolish the death penalty would never pass. He proved them wrong—then ended up face to face with the governor at a crossroads in history.

Holder-Winfield finished his first regular session as a New Haven state representative in a spot it takes many legislators years to reach.

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