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Buddy Cianci Is Running For Mayor. Does He Have Your Vote?

The political legend, who served prison time for corruption, is running for mayor of Providence again.

Buddy Cianci on Wednesday announced he's running for mayor of Providence. File photo.
Buddy Cianci on Wednesday announced he's running for mayor of Providence. File photo.
Buddy Cianci, the 73-year-old political legend and convicted felon, is running for mayor of Providence.

He filed paperwork Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple reports. He will run as an Independent in a preliminary field of eight candidates, the Providence Journal reported.

Cianci served as Providence's mayor from 1975 to 1984 and 1990 to 2002. He was forced to resign in 1984 after he was convicted of assaulting a man he claimed was having an affair with his wife. He was also forced to resign in 2002 after he was convicted of a corruption scheme that included bribery.

He was released from prison in 2007 and has since ran a talk show and wrote a memoir titled "Politics and Pasta," among other endeavors.

Earlier this year, he revealed he was diagnosed with rectal cancer. He said the condition is treatable.

Would you vote for Buddy Cianci?
CAJ July 03, 2014 at 10:37 AM
Absolutely NOT! It's incredulous that he is attempting this! Employment applications ask, "Have you ever been convicted of a crime?" He would get tossed in the garbage! Or, in this case, the "recycle" bin!! Caprio too. RI politics is a joke. Please put an end to absurdity and do not vote them back in!! This would definitely be recycling garbage!
observer July 09, 2014 at 07:49 PM
Go Buddy!!!
Sandy Lukowicz July 09, 2014 at 08:26 PM
In a heart beat!
Rod Wilson July 10, 2014 at 07:47 AM
You make a deal with the devil-you lose-always.
Lt Bil Drat July 10, 2014 at 07:58 PM
I don't live there but I would vote for him if I did. With his background I think he would be picked for the Obummer administration cabinet.

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