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A candidate trying to unseat the incumbent mayor of Rhode Island's fourth-biggest city isn't a Democrat or Republican.

He declares himself a member of the "Sick of Scandals" movement, and state election officials are allowing him to include the phrase on the ballot next to his name.

John Arcaro says he has a party platform that corruption-weary Pawtucket residents can get behind.

Independent candidates who don't belong to a registered party in Rhode Island can declare a political principle. It's included on the ballot if it's no more than three words.

Candidates in other states have gone as far as changing their names to show what they stand for. One added C.P.A. to his last name and was elected Kentucky's state treasurer in the 1980s.


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