Finch expected to soar over challengers

After the state Supreme Court ruled Bridgeport elections could proceed as planned, Democrats look poised to grab victory in the mayoral race.

State Leg. Bill Finch (D) is favored to become the city?s next mayor since Democrats outnumber Republicans in the city by a ratio of 7-1. Despite being called a shoe-in for the office, Finch spent the waning hours before Election Day campaigning.

?We haven?t taken one thing for granted in this election,? says Finch. ?We?d like to win by a big margin if we can, but all we have to do is is win and get in there and begin the work of turning Bridgeport into a better place for our children.?

Seven candidates, including Finch, are vying for the position being vacated by incumbent John Fabrizi.

State Rep. Chris Caruso, Finch?s challenger for the Democratic nomination, took legal action in an effort to delay Tuesday?s vote. Caruso alleges voting irregularities caused him to lose the primary.

Related information:

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."