Ugly tactics late in the game

From John at Hard Deadlines, via RI's Future:

Republican Levesque mail

Yesterday's post brought a truly sick, desperate piece of direct mail from the Rhode Island Republican State Central Committee which basically says that State Senator Chuck Levesque will CRUSH YOU TO DEATH. Seriously. Broken glass and blood spatters. Is this what counts as political discourse from RI Republicans?

Let's look at what's really being argued here. Requiring everyone on the road to get a driver's license. Is the RI Republican State Central Committee's position that getting a license makes people more likely to CRUSH you? Is our testing and licensing system so borked that it actually makes drivers worse? Is this really the best idea they can come up with to argue for their candidate?

Maybe that explains why Republican challenger Ottiano was a no-show up at the East Bay Newspapers online chat Friday. Moderator Scott Pickering and the candidates spent an hour discussing State finance, alternative tax proposals, school funding formulas, and green energy. Levesque offered thoughtful, informed answers that confirmed my sense that he is the right person to continue to represent us in the State Senate.

Let's not reward xenophobic fear mongering. Chuck Levesque has represented us well, and I urge everyone to support him on Tuesday.

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