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Ganim Sworn In As Bridgeport Mayor Five Years After Getting Out Of Prison

Ganim Sworn In As Bridgeport Mayor Five Years After Getting Out Of Prison

BRIDGEPORT — Joe Ganim, the former mayor of Bridgeport who spent seven years in federal prison for corruption, was sworn in again on Tuesday as mayor of Connecticut's largest city.

Ganim's inaugural ceremony capped off a stunning political comeback. Just five years out of prison, he defeated incumbent Mayor Bill Finch in the Sept. 16 primary and then easily won the general election, defeating seven opponents. His campaign was fueled a wave of goodwill from voters who fondly remembered his years in office, from 1991 until 2003.

On Tuesday, Ganim told the hundreds of onlookers who gathered for the ceremony that he planned to "bring Bridgeport back...

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