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Ganim Next to Enter Race for Governor.

Expect Bridgeport Democratic mayor Joseph Ganim is expected to join the crowded contest for governor Friday when he files an exploratory committee. This is not Ganim’s first trip to the rodeo. He ran for governor in 1994 and settled for the second spot on his party’s ticket. Ganim and running mate Bill Curry lost that November to Republicans John Rowland and Jodi Rell–neither of whom lives in Connecticut now.

Ganim’s candidacy, should he seek to qualify for the state’s generous public campaign finance program, will face an early hurdle with the State Elections Enforcement Commission. State law prohibits a candidate convicted of certain felonies related to public corruption from participating in public financing.