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Nicole Tardif - June 20, 2018

Yesterday, Joe Ganim’s candidacy for the Democrat primary to replace Disastrous Democrat Governor Dan Malloy was officially certified. With Ganim’s recent reentry into the political arena, it’s important to take a look at why he left in the first place.

In 2003, then-Mayor of Bridgeport Ganim, was convicted of 16 charges, including bribery, racketeering, and extortion. Serving as Mayor of one of the poorest cities in the country, Ganim had no problem with receiving almost $500,000 in expensive wine, custom clothes, cash, and home improvements in exchange for city contracts.

Fast-forward to today: Ganim received the confidence of more than 32,000 registered Democrats in his bid for Governor. Considering Ganim’s only competitor for the nomination is Dan Malloy’s tax-hiking disciple Ned Lamont, it’s no surprise he sees an opening for the nomination. In fact, in 2003 he was considered a “leading candidate for governor.” Too bad the FBI had to crash his party.

As you continue to cover Ganim’s bid for Hartford’s top office, please consider the following:

“After Disaster Dan’s devastating governorship, Connecticut Democrats have gotten so desperate that they’re looking at a convicted felon for hope at the polls in November. Joe Ganim is experienced, just in the departments of racketeering and extortion, while his competitor Ned Lamont is a tax-hiking disciple of Dan Malloy. With options like these, it’s no wonder voters are looking to Republicans to lead.” –RNC Spokesperson Nicole Tardif


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