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Will Mary-Jane Foster Be Bridgeport's Next Mayor?

Mary-Jane Foster.

Candidate Mary-Jane Foster is hoping to qualify for the Bridgeport mayoral primary on September 16. She thinks she's got a pretty good chance.

Foster is in a tight race with both incumbent Bill Finch and challenger Joe Ganim, the popular former mayor who spent seven years in prison for crimes he committed while in office.

Finch narrowly won the nomination over Ganim from Bridgeport's Democratic Town Committee a few weeks ago. But he has disappointed some Bridgeport residents unhappy with his policies. Add the frustration felt by residents tired of the political shenanigans that have dominated Bridgeport news.

Foster is not above the fray. She accused both candidates of inappropriately using campaign funds, and last month called for an independent audit of the city's tax collector department.Each of them is using the violent summer inTrumbull Gardens as ground zero in the race to show who cares the most about the city.

Bridgeport is both the largest and one of the poorest cities in Connecticut. Who is the candidate best able to lead Bridgeport?


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Colin McEnroe, Betsy Kaplan, Jonathan McNicol and Chion Wolf contributed to this show. 

Betsy started as an intern at WNPR in 2011 after earning a Master's Degree in American and Museum Studies from Trinity College. She served as the Senior Producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show' for several years before stepping down in 2021 and returning to her previous career as a registered nurse. She still produces shows with Colin and the team when her schedule allows.

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