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The three candidates for mayor of Providence promised to spur economic development, improve schools and add police officers during their first televised debate Tuesday, making the case that the city is plagued by poor finances and crime.
The debate between Democrat Jorge Elorza, Republican Daniel Harrop and independent Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr. was held at Rhode Island College was sponsored by WPRI 12 and The Providence Journal.
The candidates are running to replace outgoing Mayor Angel Taveras, who is leaving City Hall after one term in office following his loss in the Democratic primary for governor Sept. 9.