Good thing for Leo Canty that Charlotte is only two hours by air to Hartford, with plenty of direct flights. The Democratic National Convention delegate from Windsor is flying home for the day Wednesday.

He has an important little chore: a court appearance relating to his contested one-vote win in the Democratic primary for the 5th Assembly District of Windsor and a portion of Hartford’s North End.

Canty, who also is an AFL-CIO official, hopes he will be back Thursday in time to see Barack Obama accept the Democratic nomination for president.

He is part of a significant labor presence in the state delegation, including President John Olsen and Secretary-Treasurer Lori Pelletier of the AFL-CIO and Sal Luciano of AFSCME.

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Mark PazniokasCapitol Bureau Chief

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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