In a fast-paced final public debate before a standing-room-only crowd, New Haven’s two mayoral candidates squared off on who knows how to get things done.
The debate, between candidates Toni Harp and Justin Elicker, began at Gateway Community College’s downtown campus Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. It was the last public debate before the Nov. 5 election.
Before a standing-room-only crowd of 300, the candidates offered perhaps the most lively exchanges in the campaign so far. Elicker came out swinging against Harp for tax and alleged landlord problems with her son’s real estate business. Harp, in turn, repeatedly denounced Elicker as young and inexperienced.
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