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David Cicilline, gay mayor of Providence, R.I., to run for Patrick Kennedy's Congressional seat

By RAY HENRY, Associated Press

dnc-pic PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The mayor of Providence, R.I., and a former state Democratic Party official are running for Patrick Kennedy's U.S. House seat.

Kennedy announced this week that he would not seek a ninth term.

Providence Mayor David Cicilline says he's in the race. In 2002, the 48-year-old attorney became the first openly gay man elected mayor of Providence. He promised to clean up city government after a City Hall corruption scandal.

Former Democratic Party chairman Bill Lynch, a 52-year-old attorney, also formally declared himself a candidate for Kennedy's seat on Saturday.

Both candidates cited job creation and the economy as important issues. The unemployment rate in Rhode Island is nearly 13 percent.


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