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Hartford mayor candidates gear up for Election Day

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Hartford mayor candidates gear up for Election Day (WFSB) Hartford mayor candidates gear up for Election Day (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The polls will open at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, which is when the battle to become Hartford’s next mayor begins.

Democrat Luke Bronin and Republican candidate Ted Cannon worked with their supporters on Monday to reach out to voters one last time.

Bronin has made curbing crime and hiring more police officers cornerstones of his campaign.

"When I jumped in this race back in January, it's because I believe we have a huge opportunity to take this city in a great direction. We've got to work faster, we've got to be willing to tackle hard problems head on and we've got to get our priorities straight and we've been working many, many months, knocking on thousands of doors and tomorrow's the final day,” Bronin said.

He added that he knows how government works and "how to get things done. I'm willing to be held accountable and I plan on holding my team accountable."

Bronin defeated current Mayor Pedro Segarra in the democratic primary. Bronin said his campaign and administration would create positive change.

"The city of Hartford is at a turning point, and when I jumped into this race back in January it was because I believed that we've got a huge opportunity to take this city in a great direction," Bronin said.

Cannon has argued one party rule has been bad for Hartford, and has stressed a commitment to cut spending.

"We're at a crossroads. We can continue on the path that we have been for the last 40 or 50 years or we can take a different direction,” Cannon said. "I think that Hartford needs bipartisanship leadership and the one party rule has not worked and that's the kind of change Hartford needs."

Joel Cruz and Patrice Smith are running for mayor as petitioning candidates.

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