The Scoop You May Have Missed from the Comments Section (or Corrente in the Running for Running with Moderate Party)

Before Steve Peoples of the Projo, or Tim White of WPRI-TV (CBS 12), or the Associated Press, commenter Mike Cappelli had it first…

Funny how things happen. I’m in line at a coffee shop this morning and a group of people are saying the Moderate Party candidate is Robert Corrente.
However, according to the WPRI story, potential candidate Corrente and the Moderate Party are far from sealing the deal…
Robert Corrente, the former federal prosecutor who made a name in fighting political corruption in Rhode Island, met this morning with members of the newly formed Moderate party for a potential run for governor…
[Moderate Party Executive Director Christine Hunsinger] tells Eyewitness News the party is in talks with “more than six people” for a potential bid for governor.
Corrente’s possible entrance into the RI gubernatorial field was also noted in a web publication called Main Justice, which ended on this interesting paragraph…
Also of note is attorney Bob Healey Jr., who is running on the Cool Moose ticket. According to the party platform posted on Healey’s Web site, the Cool Moose party stands for “as limited a government intrusion into private life as possible.”
…raising the question of how many more candidates entering the race it would take to give Healey an actual shot at winning. (Note: According to a Projo news item from July, Healey says he’s leaning against a gubernatorial bid).

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Tim
Tim
11 years ago

Don’t think Robert Corrente could get 5% of the vote and simply don’t believe Christine Hunsinger’s claim that they’re in talks with “more than 6 people”.
This Moderate Party made a big mistake in hiring loose cannon Hunsinger.

Patrick
Patrick
11 years ago

My question for Healey is if he were to win the Governor’s seat, would he then abolish it?

Dan
Dan
11 years ago

“My question for Healey is if he were to win the Governor’s seat, would he then abolish it?”
Ian Bernard, host of Free Talk Live and prominent Free State Project member, attempted to run for mayor of Keene, NH last month as “Nobody” with the promise that he would not take office if elected, to give people their first real choice in the matter. City Hall scrambled to keep him off the ballot, first violating him for a made-up technicality over his address and then telling him that his nickname of “Nobody” was actually a slogan, despite the fact that other candidates are regularly allowed nicknames on the ballot.

Patrick
Patrick
11 years ago

“None for me, thanks”

Scott Bill Hirst
Scott Bill Hirst
11 years ago

Hi!
I am 56, and this will be one of the most interesting gubernatorial elections in my lifetime. The next governor will win with just a plurality.
My concern in a partisan sense is the marginalization of the GOP. Without the governordhip it has no real serious place at the table with so few members of the R.I. General Assembly as Republicans. The missed opportunity is non Republicans should AT LEAST look at the GOP as an alternative to the Democrats.
Regards,
Scott

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