After asking Mary-Jane Foster to support him, and she in turn represented the same (Joe Ganim presented an olive branch to Foster too), Republican mayoral candidate Enrique Torres weighs in on Mayor Bill Finch’s endorsement of Mary-Jane Foster. Torres also asked Finch to support him. And so it goes in city politics.
While the names on the ballot have changed, Bridgeport citizens can expect more of the same with the newly anointed member of the Bridgeport Political Machine.
Nothing says change like surrounding yourself with more of the same. What will the endorsement of Bill Finch bring to Mary-Jane Foster’s campaign? Political Orphans, the political appointees, city attorneys, city vendors, the connected business associates and let’s not forget Paul Timpanelli and John Stafstrom who all have been feeding at the City trough since Bill Finch was elected and are now worried they might miss a meal.
What else does this endorsement bring? A record of mismanaged government, highest in the nation taxes, unbalanced budgets, conflicts of interest, cronyism with city contractors, state takeover of Bridgeport BOE, unplowed roads during nor’easters, paving roads during an election year, and of course the outright misuse of city funds with the Moutinho Driveway. These sad accomplishments are now embraced by the Foster campaign.
Bill Finch tried to negotiate with me one week prior to his “heartfelt and sincere” ringing endorsement of Ms. Foster and I refused. I am not for sale. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for Mary-Jane Foster.
Now that the game of “Deal or No Deal” is over, it’s time to schedule a series of debates.