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Bridgeport's Mayor-Elect Joseph Ganim Targeted On Twitter

Joseph Ganim speaks with reporters after declaring victory in the recent Bridgeport mayoral race. A Twitter account, set up for the mayor-elect, was taken down after being shown to be either hacked or fake, ctpost.com reported.
Joseph Ganim speaks with reporters after declaring victory in the recent Bridgeport mayoral race. A Twitter account, set up for the mayor-elect, was taken down after being shown to be either hacked or fake, ctpost.com reported. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
Ernie Newton wipes away tears as he watches results come in at Joseph Ganim's headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Ernie Newton wipes away tears as he watches results come in at Joseph Ganim's headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 3. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bridgeport Mayor-elect Joseph Ganim’s new Twitter feed has been taken down after it was either hacked or shown to be faked, according to a report in ctpost.com.

The ctpost.com report said one of the phony tweets posted on a site set up for the 56-year-old read: “Heading down to Bridgeport Police Department with Ernie Newton to get our pistol permits.”

According to the report, both Ganim, and Ernest "Ernie" Newton, a former state senator, are convicted felons and would be prohibited from owning guns.

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