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State GOP Chair Urging Former Judge to Challenge Raimondo

The RGA blasted the governor for using taxpayer funds to promote her initiatives.

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Zach C. Cohen
March 17, 2017, 10:51 a.m.

State Re­pub­lic­an Party Chair Brandon Bell said Thursday he and and oth­er party mem­bers are “ag­gress­ively woo­ing po­ten­tial 2018 can­did­ates, in­clud­ing former state Su­preme Court Justice Robert Flanders, whom Bell views as a po­ten­tial GOP rock star. … Bell said he met ‘with­in the last month’ with Flanders, who re­turned to private prac­tice after leav­ing the bench. … Flanders’ re­sponse so far, ac­cord­ing to Bell: ‘Tell me what you’ve got.’” (Provid­ence Journ­al)

TAKE THAT! The RGA blas­ted the Rhode Is­land Com­merce Cor­por­a­tion for pay­ing to ad­vert­ise a New York Times story prais­ing Gov. Gina Rai­mondo’s (D). (re­lease)

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