Mayor Finch tried to talk Newton out of return to Senate

State Senator-turned-convicted felon Ernest Newton II Monday night received the Democratic Party’s endorsement to run for his old seat in the legislature.

State Senator-turned-Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch in a statement Monday expressed reservations about Newton’s return to politics.

“As a former colleague Ernie and I worked together for many years,” Finch said. “While I wish him well in all his endeavours, when Ernie and I spoke recently I told him I do not think this is the best decision for him or the city.”

Brian Lockhart