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Monday, May 14, 2007

Member of the Bridgeport "Three Amigos" enters mayoral race

Disgraced State Senator Ernest Newton, disgraced Bridgeport Mayor John Fabrizi, and
State Senator (and Libercrat) Bill Finch

With one Libercrat resigning as mayor of Bridgeport, another one (who doesn't have a problem smearing bloggers) rises to fill the vacancy.
State Sen. William Finch, D-Bridgeport, made it official Monday: He is a candidate for mayor.

Confirming what had been widely anticipated for weeks, Finch said he is in the running for this year's Democratic mayoral nomination race a week after incumbent John M. Fabrizi bowed out.

Finch, who has represented a legislative district that includes parts of Bridgeport, Trumbull and Monroe for seven years, previously was a member of the City Council.

As Fabrizi's support crumbled among Democratic Party leaders after his admission of drug and alcohol abuse, as well as speaking in support of a convicted sex offender, Finch's name surfaced as the likely recipient of support from the powerful party machine.

With that backing, he is seen as the establishment candidate for the nomination against state Rep. Christopher Caruso, D-Bridgeport, who has long been at odds with party leaders. Caruso, who lost the nomination to Fabrizi in a primary four years ago, vows to run an outsider campaign again this year.