NK Dems. Overwhelmingly Endorse Taveras for Govenor

North Kingstown Democrats join town committees in Coventry and Smithfield that have thrown their support behind Taveras.

The North Kingstown Democratic Town Committee handed Providence Mayor and gubernatorial candidate Angel Taveras their endorsement for governor in a 19 to 2 vote at its monthly meeting last week.

The vote is a reflection of the committee's belief that Taveras is the "most qualified" to be governor, according to a release.

"He faced tough choices in Providence but was able to turn the city around and save it from bankruptcy. We’re confident he is the right choice for our state," said Matthew Leonard, the town committee chairman. "He possesses the vision, the experience and the commitment to move our state forward."

In the same release, Taveras, who is facing General Treasurer Gina Raimondo and political newcomer Clay Pell in the statewide Democratic primary, said he is grateful for the town committee's support and reiterated his populist message.

"“There is no doubt that the past several years have been difficult for all Rhode Islanders. I don’t know a family in this state that hasn’t been affected by the recession. But I believe that together we can make Rhode Island a stronger, better place to live for everyone. I look forward to working with Democrats in North Kingstown and across the state to make that happen.”

North Kingstown Democrats join town committees in Coventry and Smithfield that have thrown their support behind Taveras. 

Raimondo has picked up endorsements from town committees in Foster, Scituate, East Greenwich, Barrington and New Shoreham. 

UnfilteredHonesty April 22, 2014 at 11:12 AM
yes by all means let's continue to vote democrat for the same idiocy that has been going on in this state for years on end - morons
nagaer April 22, 2014 at 11:55 AM
Hip Hip Hooray, 21 more citizens committed to the destruction of our state. One party rule has been going so well lets continue it for four more years. We're last in everything, so I guess it can't get any worse, or can it.
underwhelmed April 22, 2014 at 07:10 PM
WOW I didn't realize that the NKDEMs could assemble that many people in one room. Must be a rebirth of the I can dis u better than u can dis me party.


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