Skip to comments.Out of Prison, Former Mayor Shows Interest in Running Again [Bridgeport, CT]
Posted on 07/13/2011 5:21:13 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
Former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, released a year ago after serving nearly seven years in prison for corruption, has expressed some interest in running again to lead Connecticut's largest city.
The city's powerful Democratic boss says Ganim would like to run, but he's backing Mayor Bill Finch and discouraged Ganim from running.
"He has some aspiration for running," Mario Testa, chairman of the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee who has met with Ganim, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Right now I don't think it's the right time for him to jump into the rink."
Testa said he does not believe Ganim will run in the Democratic primary in September, but didn't rule it out and acknowledged he could run in the general election in November as an independent.
Ganim would not say whether he is considering a run, but said he's been approached by hundreds of people with encouraging comments. He also said a Facebook page has been created to encourage him to run and cited a poll showing he leads among Democratic candidates that was conducted by Merriman River Group on behalf of Only in Bridgeport, a blog run by a former Ganim associate who testified against him at his corruption trial.
Ganim said he's been busy with a foundation he started that raises money for youth groups. He also has been working at his family's law practice in Bridgeport.
"I'm real flattered by this but at the moment -- but at the very moment -- that's where my focus is," Ganim said.
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more evidence that vicious Demagogues are shameless and beyond humiliation.... any decent human would be too ashamed to consider trying for public office again
how could he be working at his family law practice?
would he not have lost his law licence ?
Even the liberal wasteland of CA would not permit that.
"me sees second stretch in hoosegow"
probably as a paralegal rather than an atty
just my guess
he’s not on the Obama POTUS pardon list
Both of them are corrupt Clinton cronies...
The biggest difference is that Finch hasn't been convicted yet.