Bill Finch

Davis Dunavin

Bill Finch says he’s ending his campaign for re-election in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Finch is the current mayor, and was the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate heading into the party’s Sept. 16 primary. He lost that primary to former mayor and convicted felon Joe Ganim.

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This year’s local elections in Connecticut are anything but dull. The primaries held earlier this month saw three incumbent Democratic mayors lose to their challengers.

New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio conceded to his challenger Mike Passero for the Democratic nomination.

In Hartford, Mayor Pedro Segarra packed in his re-election campaign and called on his supporters to back rival Luke Bronin.

And then there’s Bridgeport.

Mayor Bill Finch lost the Democratic nomination to former Bridgeport mayor and ex-convict Joe Ganim. But Finch is not giving up.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut mayor Bill Finch said he’ll go to court to challenge a decision from the Secretary of the State saying he cannot appear on the ballot this November as a third-party mayoral candidate.

Davis Dunavin

Former mayor Joseph Ganim, five years after completing a prison sentence for corruption, declared victory in the city's Democratic primary on Wednesday night, taking another step in a comeback bid to reclaim the mayor's office.

Davis Dunavin

On a field in Bridgeport's North End, Cal Ripken Jr. tossed out pitches. Dozens of kids lined up for their turn at bat. Nine-year-old T.J. Serrano walked up and took a swing.

He got a nice hit off the Hall-of-Famer.

"Yeah, I'll always remember this," he said.