Finch regains Bridgeport mayoral endorsement

The Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee officially endorsed incumbent Mayor Bill Finch in this year's mayoral race Tuesday night. Finch's top competitor, former five-term Mayor Joe

The Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee officially endorsed incumbent Mayor Bill Finch in this year's mayoral race Tuesday night.

The Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee officially endorsed incumbent Mayor Bill Finch in this year's mayoral race Tuesday night. (7/21/15)

BRIDGEPORT - The Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee officially endorsed incumbent Mayor Bill Finch in this year's mayoral race Tuesday night.

Finch's top competitor, former five-term Mayor Joe Ganim, faced an uphill battle for the coveted endorsement. He spent seven years in federal prison after a corruption conviction.

Many residents said they were willing to look past that history, cheering Ganim just as loudly as Finch at the meeting in Testo's Restaurant. 

The 90-person committee voted to endorse Finch 49-41.

Experts say that historically, candidates who win the committee's approval often go on to win the primary election.

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