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Bridgeport mayor to be driven by ex-police officer while on campaign trail

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Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is now expected to be driven by an ex-New Haven police officer after being criticized for using a city police detective as his driver while on the gubernatorial campaign trail.

Police Chief AJ Perez, who is close friends with the mayor, argues Ganim is entitled to, and needs, regular security.

In contrast, Ganim's predecessors, John Fabrizi and Bill Finch, often drove themselves or let an aide do it.

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