BRIDGEPORT - Former Bridgeport Mayor Tom Bucci says he's supporting state legislation that would ban politicians convicted of corruption or other crimes from again seeking public office.

The Connecticut Post reports he joins Mayor Bill Finch who also backs the legislation.

The legislation comes on the heels of former Mayor Joseph Ganim filing papers to consider a campaign this year to take back his old job.

Ganim served seven years in prison after being convicted of steering city contracts in exchange for wine, clothes, cash and home improvements.

Finch is expected to seek re-election this fall.