In the news tonight: Bridgeport Democrats end their feud to beat a rival candidate; a locally grown label for produce becomes law in Connecticut; and, Long Island’s East End seeks more tourism funding.
Joseph Ganim’s potential return to the Bridgeport mayor’s office he disgraced more than a decade ago gave Democrats Bill Finch and Mary-Jane Foster a reason to end their years-long feud, according to the Connecticut Post.
Finch ended his bid for a third term as mayor Tuesday and endorsed Foster, co-founder of the Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team and a University of Bridgeport vice president.
The truce came just under two weeks after the September 16 Democratic primary.
Despite Ganim’s 2003 conviction and seven-year prison term for running a pay-to-play enterprise out of City Hall, he won the primary, triggering the truce.
It took Ganim until this New Year’s Day to publicly admit his guilt and a…