Apparently there are no hard feelings:
"I'm leaving with the highest respect and admiration for the mayor [DeStefano]," Jacklin said. "It hasn't diminished at all." Said campaign spokesman Derek Slap: "Michele has been a strong, supportive, creative and wise leader in our operation. We are ahead because we are the campaign about ideas and Michele has led our efforts to keep ideas in the forefront." (Bass)Anything I say here will probably get me in trouble--but I'm thinking she got while the getting was good. Could be something else entirely. I don't know. That's just what I think. We'll see if anyone else follows.
What's certain is that this is a loss for the DeStefano campaign.
Bass, Paul. "Jacklin Leaving DeStefano Camp." New Haven Independent. 25 May, 2006.