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Reaction to Buddy Cianci running for mayor

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 By Dana Griffin

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PROVIDENCE, RI- People in Providence are weighing in on Buddy Cianci's decision to run for mayor. The down to the wire decision is now being talked about all around the country.

Cianci filed his paperwork at 3:32 this afternoon and moments later, voters had plenty to say.

Nathaniel Banks thinks Buddy Cianci will win. He said, "I think it's great. He's done a lot for this city and I think if he were to get in office. He could definitely do some improvements we've been missing out on."

Riverside resident, Reed Lahey said, "It's kind of comical, I don't have a whole lot to say there. He really, really, messed up. I guess he's still a Rhode Island icon, but like is he still culturally relevant? I don't know how he's going to get the younger population to vote for him."

Matt Kachanis lives in Cranston. He said, "I do believe as Providence goes, the state goes, I'm excited to see him run.  I think hell win."

"He could probably pull it off. I'm supporting the republican candidate but, good luck to him I guess," said William Ricci.

Jason Darosa added, "I think he has his followers so he may be a very strong candidate."

By running as an Independent candidate, Cianci will go on the November general election ballot.

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