Baldelli-Hunt wins Woonsocket primary by landslide

Rhode Island state Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt has scored a landslide victory over Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine in the city's mayoral primary.{}{} {}As the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's primary, they will square off in the general election on Nov. 5. The race is non-partisan.{}{} {}The Woonsocket Call reports that unofficial results from the board of canvassers showed Baldelli-Hunt with 2,746 votes to Fontaine's 881. Baldelli-Hunt is in her fourth term in the General Assembly. Fontaine has served two terms as mayor.{}{} {}Two other candidates, Dave Fisher and Michael Moniz, were also on the ballot.{}{} {}Woonsocket has been placed under the oversight of a state-appointed budget commission because of its troubled finances. The commission has sharply raised property taxes.

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