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Block to run for governor, says state is ‘starved for leadership’


PROVIDENCE – Entrepreneur and Moderate Party founder Ken Block announced his intention to run for governor of Rhode Island on Tuesday. Block has been active in the state’s political circuit since placing fourth in the 2010 gubernatorial race.

“Rhode Island is starved for leadership and desperate for a governor who won’t just talk about economic development, but who actually has the skills to do something about it,” said Block in the release announcing his candidacy.

The Moderate Party candidate went on to say that the state needed politicians who are motivated “not by the status quo, but by the desire to fix what is so broken in our state. The serious problems with our economy and educational system will only be solved with hard work, attention to detail and a dedication to serving the best interests of the majority of Rhode Island’s residents.”

A formal kick-off will be planned in the near future, according to the release. At the event, Block intends to introduce his finance team and explain his campaign platform.

“This election must be about who has the skills and vision to lead Rhode Island out of the financial mess we are in,” said Block in a statement. “It can’t come down to a choice between status quo candidates who raise staggering amounts of money from special interests outside of the state, or candidates who are completely bereft of ideas. I intend to run a strong campaign with the vision and ideas necessary to convince voters that I am the best possible choice for fixing our state.”


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