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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, reported. Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness
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

The 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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