The Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee last week endorsed  Ernest Newton for the state senate seat he resigned in 2005 just a day before pleading guilty to three federal charges.  After seven years serving in the State Senate, Gomes finished third among three candidates.  Although State Representative Andres Ayala is a strong candidate it is certain the slug fest will be between Gomes and Newton.  An interesting interview opportunity arrived Saturday, May 26th at the Hip Hop Law Enforcement Summit hosted by the Connecticut Stop Violence Movement.  Both Gomes and Newton were at the same event at the same time.  They eyed each other like heavyweight fighters entering the ring. I had to interview with the boxing reference in mind.  These are only the opening rounds, this will certainly be a race to watch!

By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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