Joe Ganim made it official last week. He's running for Governor. In fact, he was in such a hurry to fill out the necessary paperwork he got pulled over for speeding. He got off with a verbal warning.
The guy’s confident he’ll prevail. The way he did when he defeated incumbent Bill Finch to regain the Bridgeport mayor’s office two years ago. This after several years in jail on corruption charges during his first stint as Mayor.
He’s pitching his successful return to elected office after a prison sentence as a redemption tale, the kind of “second chance” needed for many urban dwellers who made mistakes in the past. In the biz they call this "spin."