Apparently, when Sen. Ernest Newton resigned, he blamed everyone but himself.
The media, the racist FBI, and racial injustice in general took the brunt of his invective.
A choice Newton quote: "I have been the Moses of my people and all I've ever asked for is to let justice be served." (Pazniokas)
"Moses?" I'm not sure what to make of the racial elements of Newton's speech. Does he really believe that race played a part in the FBI "targeting" him? ...Did it? I have a hard time believing that, especially following Warren Godbolt's admission that he bribed him.
As for who will replace him, the Connecticut Post has interviews with many possible candidates, including Bridgeport NAACP chair and Newton supporter Carolyn Nah, community activist Cecil Young, Rep. Robert Keeley (D-Bridgeport) and others.
A special election has to be called within 56 days of Newton's resignation letter being delievered to the Secretary of the State. Late October/early November are the most likely times, although a state legislative election can't take place on the same day as a municipal one.