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Bridgeport mayoral candidate, convicted felon to lay out potential plans

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Joe Ganim. (WFSB file photo) Joe Ganim. (WFSB file photo)
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

The Democratic party's mayoral candidate for the city of Bridgeport said he'll lay out his plans for his first 90 days in office, if he's elected.

Former mayor and convicted felon Joe Ganim scheduled a news conference for noon on Friday.

Ganim said he'll outline specifics on taxes, public safety, education and the environment.

He defeated incumbent Mayor Bill Finch in the Democratic primary in September.

Finch eventually withdrew from the race after failing to secure a spot on the ballot with another party. He instead endorsed unaffiliated candidate Mary-Jane Foster.

Ganim was the city's mayor in the 1990s. He was was sentenced to prison for corruption. He spent seven years behind bars.

He argued that the city was never better than it was under his watch.

Ganim's news conference is set to happen at Bridgeport City Hall.

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