RI Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate To Obama: Take Your Endorsement And “Shove It’
Frank Caprio, the Democratic candidate for governor in Rhode Island, let it be known he wanted President Obama to endorse him. However, the president decided not to endorse anyone in that race, possibly because Caprio’s opponent, former Senator Lincoln Chafee, was an early supporter of Obama 2008. As a result, Caprio said on WPRO radio that Obama could “take his endorsement and really shove it.”
Caprio also accused the president of “treating us like an ATM machine,” and ignoring Rhode Island during springtime flooding that swept through the state. Though Obama did not visit himself, he sent cabinet secretaries, including Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Caprio called Obama’s decision “Washington insider politics at its worst” and accused Obama of plotting behind-the-scenes with Chafee to endorse the independent. Caprio spokesman Nick Hemond said he did not know what evidence Caprio had to back up his claim. Chafee has said he did not ask for Obama’s endorsement.Click here for reuse options!
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