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GOP's Smith Takes First Steps Toward Gubernatorial Run

This just in from businessman Rory Smith, mentioned of late as a possible GOP candidate for governor:

Providence - Today Rory Smith filed a "Notice of Organization" with the Rhode Island Board of Elections, forming a candidate committee in order to begin the process of organizing a campaign for Governor. 
 
"We need to put Rhode Islanders back to work.  We cannot continue with business as usual in state government and expect to fix the problems we face.  It is time for fresh ideas and a new perspective.  I want to be that new voice," said Smith.
 
Smith, a founding partner of Providence based business Nautic Partners LLC, is a first time candidate for public office.
 
"I've spent my career providing businesses with the capital, tools, and leadership required to grow and prosper even through difficult economic times.  I want to use that experience to help grow Rhode Island's economy and create jobs," continued Smith.
 
The father of three, Smith cares deeply about the future of Rhode Island.  He and his wife Betsy are very involved in their community through their church, youth sports, and local charities.
 
"I love Rhode Island.  It is a great place to live and raise a family. I want to work to make sure that Rhode Island is a place that my children can get a first-class education, find a good job, and raise children of their own," concluded Smith.

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