Holder-Winfield Ends New Haven Mayoral Bid
Declaring “I can do math,” Gary Holder-Winfield has pulled out of the mayor’s race.
That leaves five Democrats running to succeed Mayor John DeStefano, who’s stepping down after 20 years in office.
Holder-Winfield (pictured fixing a flag at the Long Wharf veterans memorial) endorsed one of those five remaining candidates, state Sen. Toni Harp—whose own decision to run, after initially backing Holder-Winfield, left his campaign struggling to gain traction. Holder-Winfield, a state representative, serves with Harp in the General Assembly.
Holder-Winfield was asked why he endorsed someone who initially endorsed him, then ran against him.
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