(WHJJ-AM) Former Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci announced he's getting back into politics minutes before Wednesday's 4pm state filing deadline. Cianci is vying for a third reign at his former job. The felon mayor turned talk host says he's made the decision after "much soul-searching and reflection."
Cianci was elected six times and served a combined 21 years, making him the city's longest serving mayor. He was twice forced to resign in disgrace, the first time in 1984 after making a plea deal to charges of assaulting a man he believed was having an affair with his estranged wife, and in 2002, when he was sent to prison for racketeering conspiracy.