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State Senator

Gary Winfield

Representing New Haven & West Haven

Dems Wade Into National Leadership Fight

New Haven Independent: Looking to influence the future course of their party, New Haven’s Democratic Town Committee plans to endorse one of the leading candidates for national chairman in a hard-fought battle reviving the conflicting visions of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

Winfield, who supported Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary, came to know Ellison through their work in a states-level organization organization that worked to turn red states blue. He said Ellison isn’t someone who just talks about being progressive. Winfield said Ellison is someone who has been in the fight as the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and as the first Muslim member of Congress. Ellison is “someone who is willing to fight to make our politics a little more blue than they currently are,” Winfield said

Read the full article at the New Haven Independent.

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