A Reformist Quip in the Air
I’ve been saving this line for future use, but District 17 candidate for the RI Senate, Edward O’Neill, beat me to it in his race against Joseph Montalbano:
O’Neill acknowledges that his campaign is centered on his opponent. “He’s running on his record; I say, I’m running on his record,” O’Neill said.
For his part, Montalbano seems inclined to continue offering O’Neill material. Consider this paragraph, a little farther down the column:
He estimates he will have spent $40,000 on the race by Election Day. His most recent campaign finance report, filed yesterday, shows he spent $13,615.36 between Oct. 7 and Oct. 27 on “campaign-related expenses.” Over the same period, O’Neill spent $3,043.16.
But the reports show that one third of Montalbano’s expenses went to “food, beverage and meals” at various restaurants in the greater Providence area, a practice that’s not uncommon among Assembly leaders.
Apparently, to RI incumbents, campaigning entails dining out at a cost of $225 per day. Good thing they walk so many neighborhoods!