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Ex-convict mayor launches run for Connecticut governor

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An ex-convict who mounted a political comeback with his 2015 election as mayor of Connecticut's largest city filed paperwork Wednesday to run for governor.

Democrat Joe Ganim was surrounded by media and staff as he turned in the documents at the State Elections Enforcement Commission office in Hartford.

Ganim, 58, served nearly seven years in prison after he was convicted of corruption for steering city contracts in exchange for private gifts during his first t

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