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Iconic, twice-convicted former Providence mayor runs again

Clip: 10/01/2014 | 9m 11s

Providence’s Buddy Cianci was once America’s longest-serving mayor who brought new life to a city in decline. But Cianci’s legacy was tarnished -- and two different administrations cut short -- by felony convictions in 1987 and 2002. This year, the infamous former mayor is not just on the ballot for a second comeback, he’s leading in the polls. Political editor Domenico Montanaro reports.

Aired: 10/01/14

Rating: NR

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