Obama endorses Democrat in Providence mayoral race

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014 file photo, Jorge Elorza, Democratic candidate for mayor of Providence, R.I., front left, greets worker Cayetano Cepeda, right, while going door to door to thank supporters in Providence. Elorza is running in a three-way race in the Nov. 4 election, against Republican Dan Harrop and former Mayor Buddy Cianci, an independent. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama is taking the rare step of getting involved in a mayor’s race, endorsing Democrat Jorge Elorza for mayor of Providence on Monday over ex-Mayor Buddy Cianci, an independent who was forced from office twice due to felony convictions.

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