Stephen Laffey is a former mayor of Cranston, R.I. He ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 2006 in a Republican primary against Lincoln Chafee. He now lives in Fort Collins, Col., where he breeds Irish Gypsy Vanner horses and red Dexter cattle.
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