Rhode Island – The Democratic candidate for mayor of Providence Jorge Elorza said it was a shame that the two-time convicted felon former mayor of Providence, Buddy Cianci is running for mayor again. Elorza made the remarks at a forum on Wednesday in which three candidates participated at Laurelmead, a retirement community on the East Side of Providence. While Cianci, Independent candidate has always proclaimed his innocence on corruption charge for which he was sent to prison 2002. Cianci claim he could not control all municipal workers who supervised during his nearly 22 years as mayor, several of which also went to prison. Cianci said “You said you’d seek my advice and seek my counsel,” (rebuke to Elorza) as he revealed that Elorza invited him to lunch in April asking him for Cianci’s help and was looking for his endorsement.