Ernie Newton’s campaign strategist eyes bid for Mayor of Norwalk

Ernie Newton’s 2012 wasn’t bad. He mounted an unsuccessful but formidable campaign for the state Senate seat he lost in 2005 after being sentenced to jail on federal corruption charges related to his office.

But 2013 has been far less kind to Newton, who once again faces jail time on charges related to last year’s campaign.

However the guy who helped advise Newton’s 2012 comeback and filmed a documentary about the candidate – Vinny Mangiacopra – is hoping to become Mayor of Norwalk, according to The Norwalk Hour.

From left to right, Mangiacopra and Newton at the latter’s campaign headquarters in Bridgeport last year.

Brian Lockhart