Laffey Meets with the RI Tea Party
Colleen Conley of the RI Tea Party was on WPRO AM 630’s Dan Yorke Show talking about the movement, including the upcoming “Welcome Back Tea Party” for the Legislature on October 28th at the State House. Conley revealed that she had a 3 hour conversation with former Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey but she didn’t delve too far into the details. Based on Laffey’s earlier declaration that the state’s voters aren’t ready for the kind of reform a “Governor Laffey” would implement, Yorke has hypothesized (and I agree) that Laffey is looking for some group to call on him to save the state. Yorke also believes that Laffey isn’t too keen on going through another primary, so he’s looking to be courted by the RI GOP (with a clear slate) or by a grass roots organization like the Tea Party.