PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Buddy Cianci has served two stints as mayor of Rhode Island’s capital city, and both ended in felony convictions. Now he may try for a third.
Cianci’s charisma and shenanigans put him and Providence in the national spotlight – for good and ill – during his 21 years at the city’s helm. He says he’s leaning toward running again, 12 years after his conviction and prison sentence for overseeing widespread corruption in his administration.
He ran first as a Republican, then as an Independent. Will he run as a Democrat now?