It’s that time again. And Gina Raimondo’s days before losing the election are numbered.
The signs and pins come out.
Your door is knocked upon by seemingly friendly and overexcited volunteers.
You’re caught off guard by the random candidates you’ve seen on tv standing on line at Dunkin’ Donuts (we can still call it that for the time being, right?).
It’s election season.
Rhode Island politics is a blood sport
In Rhode Island, politics is a blood sport. My old friend and former Mayor of Providence Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci, Jr. once told me “if Providence politics was a physical contact sport, most people would be killed within the first ten minutes.” It’s a difficult environment.
However, if you have the strength and perseverance, it will most definitely pay off.
I’ve been around Rhode Island politics for almost two decades. I know the ins and outs of how things get done and I would say that during a catastrophe or even an era of posterity, you need the right people in the right job at the right time.
What Nicholas Alahverdian has done
That’s why I’ve compiled a list of some of the most qualified individuals who I support for office. The important thing to note here is while I may be friends with some of the people on this list, I have not met or even spoken with others.
I have, however, performed an inordinate amount of research to ensure that I am endorsing the right people at the right time.
For example, Gina Raimondo continues to be at the helm of the state and we have had nothing but disaster after disaster. Kids in DCYF care are dying and being tortured and abused. It’s time for her to go.
The case against Nicholas Mattiello
In Cranston’s District 15, Steve Frias has to make a strong effort to beat the hell out of Nicholas Mattiello. I would be comfortable at this point in saying that Mattiello is the greatest political threat Rhode Island has faced in quite some time. Nicholas Mattiello does not have the best interests of the people of the state of Rhode Island at heart. He must go.
In order for the PawSox to be potentially salvaged, in order for everyday citizens — not just lobbyists — to be heard on Smith Hill, and in order for Rhode Island to return to some semblance of political normalcy, Nicholas Mattiello must be voted out of office. Cranston, you have a big choice ahead of you.
Here are my endorsements:
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|Senator in Congress||Sheldon Whitehouse||Democrat|
|Lieutenant Governor||Daniel J. McKee||Democrat|
|Secretary of State||Nellie M. Gorbea||Democrat|
|Senator in General Assembly District 1||Maryellen Goodwin||Democrat|
|Senator in General Assembly District 4||Dominick J. Ruggerio||Democrat|
|Representative in General Assembly District 3||Moira Walsh||Democrat|
|Representative in General Assembly District 6||Raymond A. Hull||Democrat|
|Representative in General Assembly District 9||Anastasia P. Williams||Democrat|
|Representative in General Assembly District 10||Scott A Slater||Democrat|
|Representative in General Assembly District 15||Steven Frias||Republican|
|Representative in General Assembly District 19||Ruth M. Page||Republican|
|Representative in General Assembly District 27||Patricia A. Serpa||Democrat|
|Representative in General Assembly District 40||Michael W. Chippendale||Republican|
|Mayor of East Providence||Roberto “Bob” DaSilva||Democrat|