One for the Underdog�

According to a campaign press release, Repulbican Jon Scott has received the endorsement from the Newport Daily News for Rhode Island’s first-district Congressional seat (original item not available online)…

The newspaper’s Editorial Board met with all of the candidates in early October and put them through an interview process which focused on Aquidneck Island issues, though the questions ranged from personal reasons for political involvement to the war on terror. In selecting Mr. Scott, the editors wrote, “While Scott is a huge long shot, given Kennedy’s famous name, well financed campaign, and years of experience, he is a breath of fresh air on the Rhode Island political scene, and we hope voters will support him”….
Scott is running against Patrick Kennedy, son of Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), who has served 6 terms in the US House. “We wonder how effective he can continue to be, despite his political connections”, the Daily News mused about the Congressman and stated that “we considered giving him another chance — but after reviewing past endorsements, we realized we have given him plenty of chances.”
Today and tomorrow, Mr. Scott will be making a final tour of all 19 first district cities and towns…
Scott will spend forty five minutes in each of the 19 municipalities as he attempts to pull off the upset and unseat the heir to America’s most entrenched political family. Monday will find the Republican candidate in the northern part of the district. He will shake hands with voters and answer questions in Burrillville, Woonsocket, North Smithfield, Smithfield, Lincoln, Cumberland, Central Falls, North Providence, Providence, and Pawtucket; the site of Scott’s campaign Headquarters.
On Tuesday, he will follow up with visits to the polls in East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown, Newport and Jamestown

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Peter
Peter
14 years ago

It is about time someone said it. The Newport Daily News is 100% correct. Maybe in 2 years after another disaster the voters will wake up.

Tom W
Tom W
14 years ago

Well, I don’t know about awakened, but in another two years more of Patrick’s voters will have died off …

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