Friday, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal backed fellow Democrat David Martin for Stamford Mayor.
"Job creation; education; veterans. Those kinds of issues persuade me. He's going to be a great mayor and he will hit the ground running from day one," said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
But the politicians were also there to back the city's veterans.
"We leave no veteran behind," said Blumenthal.
"If they've been willing to fight for us, then we need to be willing to fight for them" said David Martin, Democratic candidate for mayor.
Blumenthal and State Senator Carlo Leone, both involved with veterans affairs, say they fully support Martin's plan for those who've served. Martin says if elected, he'll open a veterans resource office in Stamfords government center.
"It will cooperate with all national, state and local government agencies to secure that veterans get the benefits they are entitled to. It will provide resources for veterans' reemployment, education rehabilitation, and encourage and coordinate vocational training," said Martin.
"What Stamford is doing and will do more under Dave Martin's leadership is so critically important," said Blumenthal.
But Martin says veterans' affairs is only one key issue on his agenda.
"Such as taxes; the quality of life; transportation; education. Solve the problems with the WPCA; settle the issues of the boatyard; settle the issues of the volunteers and firefighters -- the issues go on," said Martin.
Martin is running against Republican Michael Fedele and unaffiliated candidates Kathleen Murphy and John Zito. Election Day is November 5.