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Bridgeport voters will decide on their next mayor on Tuesday

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On Tuesday, voters in Bridgeport will decide who their next mayor should be.

There have been a lot of new turns over the past few months, and many think it will be a close race.

Political newcomer Mary Jane Foster’s chances of becoming Bridgeport’s mayor were slim, but a lot has happened since the primary.

"Who would have thought it but here I am, and I am going to win tomorrow,” Foster said.

She got less than 10 percent of the primary vote, but she got a big boost when rival incumbent Mayor Bill Finch lost the primary against Joe Ganim, the democratic candidate with a criminal past.

Finch decided to bow out and pledge his support to Foster.

Ganim has done well, considering he spent seven years in prison for embezzling taxpayer money when he was mayor.

He’s run his campaign hoping voters will give him a second chance.

"Every election is an important election but this election…it’s up there. Ganim was great and all but I don't think we need him back,” said Bridgeport voter Elvis Kandic.

Enrique Torres, the republican candidate, could also take votes away from Foster and Ganim, proving that in an election, anything can happen.

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