Faced with public relations issues and questions about the family\’s taxes, Democrat Toni Harp\’s campaign for mayor has hired a veteran Democratic spokesman, Patrick Scully, as a paid consultant to the campaign.
Scully, well known at the state Capitol as the former spokesman for the Senate Democrats, tells Capitol Watch that he will be handling media strategy and communications, along with providing ideas on policy.
\”I worked with Toni for years when I was on staff as communications and media director for the Senate Democrats,\’\’ Scully said Sunday. \”I know her to be bright, hard-working and deeply caring about the city of New Haven. I have watched the race closely from the moment she announced and the timing was right in my own consulting business to be of help to her.
\”I haven\’t recently worked on campaigns, but I decided Toni was such an outstanding candidate who would make an excellent mayor so I wanted to be on board,\’\’ said Scully. \”This is a time of great opportunity for New Haven, and Toni will be a driving force for progress as New Haven\’s next mayor.\”
Further details on the campaign are at www.courant.com