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Carcieri warns anew of Democratic peril

As Democrat Frank Ferri and Republican Jonathan Wheeler square off today for the Warwick House seat formerly held by Peter Ginaitt, the Ocean State Republican has an open letter from Governor Carcieri that sounds very similar to Patricia Morgan's playbook from 2004 (not that we think that single-party domination of a legislative body is a good thing):

From a Letter by Governor Don Carcieri:

 

If you ever wondered why we need more Republicans in the Rhode Island General Assembly, look no further than 2007.

 

As the General Assembly was drawing to a close this June, the Democrat leadership passed a budget that places the burden of Rhode Island’s fiscal challenges on the backs of working families.

 

Their budget cut school aid, raised taxes, squandered one-time tobacco settlement funds, and protected unions by preventing the privatization of any state services.

 

I vetoed their budget. And I’m proud of it.

 

But the next day, that same budget was back on my desk. The Democrats overrode my veto.

 

If we had more Republicans in the General Assembly, it would have been a different story. The Democrats would have failed to override my veto. And we would have continued negotiating until we crafted a better budget.

 

That’s why we must do everything we can to elect more Republicans to the General Assembly. And that means supporting the Rhode Island Republican Party.

 

This fall we will have an opportunity to elect two Republican candidates to the Rhode Island State House. Special elections will be held in Warwick [Jon Wheeler] and Newport [Steve Coaty] to fill unexpected vacancies.

 

Each district is considered “winnable” for Republicans based on recent voter results. And Republican victories in both districts would get momentum moving in our direction for the 2008 elections. So it’s very important that we support the RI GOP and help our two Republican House candidates win their races.

 

The Democrat leadership in the General Assembly recently held a special session to override a number of my vetoes from earlier this year. They used their special session to reward unions, raise taxes, and attack the principle of Separation of Powers in Rhode Island.

 

It is clear the Democrat leaders have become emboldened by their override of my budget veto. And now they want to create a state government without checks and balances.

 

The time for us to take a stand has come. And our course of action is crystal clear. We must do everything we can to elect more Republicans to the General Assembly.

 

P.S. With a super-majority of 85% in the General Assembly, the Democrats have the votes it takes to override my vetoes. And we saw this year what a dangerous thing that can be when they passed a budget that places the burden of Rhode Island’s fiscal challenges on the backs of working families. But your support of the RI Republican Party will help us to elect more Republicans so we can pursue a common-sense agenda in the General Assembly. Will you click this link and make your most generous donation of $250, $100, $50, or even $35 to RI GOP right away? Thanks so much!

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