Former mayor makes documentary

Former Cranston Mayor and U.S. Senate hopeful Steve Laffey is back in Rhode Island, filming a documentary. 

Laffey says he is travelling the country, interviewing average Americans.  He hired his own film crew and has been on the road in an RV for the past couple weeks. 

Laffey’s latest stop was in Newport, where he told NBC 10 he got the idea after going to the Sundance Film Festival.

“All these documentaries are about the past and about problems by really important people who have basically destroyed things many times. I thought we needed a documentary movie about fixing America, as told by regular people,” Laffey said.

Laffey says Republicans and Democrats are to blame for problems the country is facing.

Laffey, who was mayor of Cranston from January 2003 to January 2007, ran unsuccessfully in a Senate primary against Lincoln Chafee in 2006. He was talked about as a candidate for governor in 2010, but did not run and has moved to Colorado to raise rare Irish cows and horses.

But Laffey still has plenty to say about Rhode Island politics.

Of Chafee, he said, “You elected a governor, who is a terrible governor, was a terrible mayor. I don’t know what to tell you. A terrible Senator. I mean he can barely speak.”

Laffey will not rule out another run for political office in Rhode Island.

As for why he left Rhode Island, Laffey said, “I just have a lot of children. Where would you raise them if you had six?”

Laffey said his film, “Fixing America”, will be finished at the end of June.

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