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Ganim's Masterful Redemption Still An Embarrassment For State

Ganim's Masterful Redemption Still An Embarrassment For State

BRIDGEPORT — Joe Ganim's redemption story reveals political mastery but still stands as an embarrassment for Connecticut Democrats and for the state as a whole.

No getting around it: The largest city in a state already known for corruption just elected a man convicted of 16 counts involving more than a half-million dollars in shakedowns, a man who hadn't done much of note in the five years since his seven-year prison term ended.

At the least, the Democrat's tally of nearly 60 percent in a field of seven is, as one national activist put it, out of step with the reforms we saw Tuesday in several other states.

On the ground in Bridgeport, Ganim's win was...

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