Ganim was in court Wednesday morning for a federal lawsuit against the State Elections Enforcement Commission, challenging the law that prohibits anyone convicted of a crime from receiving public campaign funds. The law was enacted after the Ernie Newton and Governor John Rowland convictions.
Breaking News: Federal judge rules Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim NOT eligible for public campaign funds if he runs for Governor.
— Kent Pierce (@kentpierce8) November 29, 2017
Ganim does have a prior corruption conviction and is exploring a run for governor in 2018.
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It is unclear if this ruling means that Ganim will not run for Governor, or if he may attempt to appeal to a higher court.