The municipal election in Bridgeport has produced a rarity on the city council: A lone Republican who's joining 19 Democrats.
The Connecticut Post reports that Republican Rick Torres won in a tight four-way race. He said there's a watchdog now on the city council in Connecticut's largest city and that business as usual is over.
Torres owns a local market and eatery and has previously run for mayor.
Torres could be excluded from much of the council's business as the Democrats meet in private caucuses with Democratic Mayor Bill Finch. But the new councilman promised on Tuesday to reach out to some of the council members who won as petition candidates to create a "fusion" caucus.
He says he refuses to sit alone and caucus by himself.
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