- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Joseph Ganim, the former Bridgeport mayor who served seven years in prison for bribery, is weighing another run for the top office in Connecticut’s largest city.

The Democrat said Thursday on the “Chaz & AJ in the Morning” radio show on WPLR-FM that he’s setting up an exploratory committee for a comeback bid.

Ganim was convicted of steering city contracts in exchange for wine, clothes, cash and home improvements. He served seven years in prison before his release in 2010.

Ganim has said he would make a better chief executive because of his past and has asked the Democratic Town Committee for support at the party’s nominating convention this summer.

Democratic Mayor Bill Finch has urged Ganim to reconsider, saying talk of a comeback bid is scaring away potential investors.

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