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Bridgeport's mayor to announce run for governor

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Bridgeport mayor Joe Ganim (WFSB file photo) Bridgeport mayor Joe Ganim (WFSB file photo)
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

The mayor of Bridgeport will officially announce a run for governor on Wednesday.

Mayor Joseph Ganim said he'll file papers with the State Elections Enforcement Commission in the morning.

Ganim, a convicted felon, began his political career in 1991.

He was sentenced to prison for corruption and spent 7 years behind bars.

However, he argued that the City of Bridgeport thrived under his watch.

He was re-elected in 2015.

Ganim announced he was was exploring a run for governor back in April.

Middletown Mayor Dan Drew and the state's first transgender candidate, Jacey Wyatt, have officially declared their candidacies in the gubernatorial race.

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