HARTFORD, Connecticut — Former Mayor and ex-convict Joe Ganim says the people of Bridgeport have spoken in nominating him as the city's Democratic mayoral candidate. But incumbent Bill Finch is vowing a fight all the way to the November general election.
Ganim beat Finch by about 400 votes of 13,300 cast Wednesday in Connecticut's largest city. Finch was endorsed by local and state Democratic leaders, including Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and pledged to continue with a third-party campaign.
Ganim was released from prison in 2010 after serving seven years for steering city contracts in exchange for gifts valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars while in office.
Sacred Heart University political science professor Gary Rose believes state Democrats will continue to support Finch due to concerns about the party's reputation.
This story has been corrected to show that 13,300 voters cast ballots, not 12,100.