RI GOP Needs to Cure Its ODD If It Expects to Win

By: Joe Hutnak - [email protected] on March 4, 2014 in All Politics Are Local

Mayor Scott Avedisian’s stock as a political star in Rhode Island will probably rise — rather than fall — as a result of his decision not to enter the 2014 gubernatorial race. With a dwindling number of seats in the General Assembly and the still-sour taste of former Gov. Don Carcieri’s dismal record still in voters’ mouths, the Rhode Island GOP has pinned its hopes on two candidates who weren’t originally Republicans in this year’s governor’s race.