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Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Former Gubernatorial candidate John Robitaille has decided not to run for the state’s top job in 2014, the Republican told 920 WHJJ radio host Helen Glover.

Robitaille confirmed his decision on Twitter.

“To my friends & supporters, I will not be a candidate for Governor of RI in 2014,” Robitaille tweeted. “It was a difficult decision but its the right one for me.”

Robitaille finished second in a four-way race in 2010, ahead of Democratic nominee Frank Caprio and Moderate Party candidate Ken Block, but behind Governor Lincoln Chafee.

The Republican’s decision not to run will likely set off speculation that popular Cranston Mayor Allan Fung may run for the office.


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frank bentley

NO BAL*S...don't complain if you are not willing to get in the mix..just like Loughlin..big talkers..thats it

frank bentley

would u trust that face anyway? Don Carcieri Jr..aka 38 studios LLC

Harold Stassen

@ F. Bentley:
If memory serves us correctly, Mr. Robitaille "got in the mix" and, if not for Moderate Party Ken Block siphoning off anti votes, probably would be Governor right now. God knows it would have been an improvement over what we ended up with. BTW, when was the last time you showed some BAL*S and ran for anything?

Art West

Too bad, he's a good man -- as is Mayor Fung.

We need some balance, if only symbolic, to our single-party system, and some voice for common sense and prosperity.

Michael Napolitano

@F Bentley, Have you even listened to the reasons why John is not running. There is a podcast up on the WHJJ website, I suggest you listen. John has stepped up to the plate and more than once. He ran for the RI Legislature previously to his run for Governor. What office have you run for?

Also from your other arrogant comments you clearly don't even know the man.

This truly is Rhode Island's loss.

michael riley

John Robitaille is a good man and a friend. Rhode Island could have used his leadership these past few years. I appreciate now more than ever how much effort it takes to be a conservative in Rhode Island.I wish John the best in whatever he does in the future.

Harold Stassen

@ M. Riley:
Thank you for your recent Congressional candidacy (basically on your own dime). After watching and listening to the both of you, I came to realize just how ineffective Jim Langevin has been. Regrettably, RI voters are better at complaining than doing anything about it.

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