Democratic state Rep. William Tong is bringing on a big name in his quest to win the Stamford mayor’s race.
He is hiring Mission Control, the Connecticut-based direct mail and political consulting firm that has helped several high-profile Democratic clients win victory, including Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly of Illinois, winner of a special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.
“We are so thrilled to have Mission Control join our campaign,” Tong said in a statement announcing the partnership. “Over the coming months, we will continue to build a grassroots campaign that will reach out and listen to citizens across our city.”
Mission Control and Tong were on opposite sides of the 2012 U.S. Senate race. Tong was vying for the Democratic nomination; Mission Control was working for another Democrat, former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.