Finch wins Bridgeport mayoral election

State Leg. Bill Finch is the new mayor of Bridgeport, for at least the time being.

Finch received nearly 75 percent of the vote and won by nearly 7,000 ballots. His win could be in jeopardy if the state Supreme Court orders a new primary at a November 30 hearing. The hearing was scheduled due to allegations of voting irregularities made by state Representative Chris Caruso, who lost to Finch in the primary.

Republican challenger Mike Garrett had likened the race to the battle between David and Goliath, acknowledging his party's slim chances of coming out on top. In a field of seven candidates, Garrett came closest in the polls scoring 15.7 percent of the ballots.

Outgoing Mayor John Fabrizi opted not to run for re-election after publicly admitting to using cocaine while in office.

AP wires contributed to this article.

Related information: Connecticut Vote 2007 Election Results

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