Ernie Newton II Is Back

Bridgeport Democrats endorsed former state Sen.Ernest E. Newton II as a candidate for a state Senate seat, the 23rd District, the same office that Newton was convicted in 2005 of using to solicit a $5,000 bribe. Newton served four years in federal prison and is now back on the campaign trail looking for support prior to the Aug. 14 Democratic primary. STEPHEN DUNN, Hartford Courant
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