Bridgeport had two residents running for congress. Now there is one.
The campaign of Republican congressional candidate Dan Debicella gets a boost today with an endorsement from Rob Russo, his former colleague in the State Senate, who’s dropping out of the race for the GOP nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Jim Himes in Connecticut’s Fourth Congressional District.
The other Bridgeporter in the race is Rick Torres, former GOP town chair. Debicella, a Bridgeport native, has raised the most money among the GOP candidates that includes Easton First Selectman Tom Herrmann. A GOP primary is expected in August. Himes will be well financed for reelection, but potentially faces a tough reelection in a district that includes heavy GOP suburbs. Bridgeport, as was the case in 2008, is a crucial piece of Himes’ campaign strategy.
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