Former Providence city solicitor Joe Fernandez will formally annouce his bid for attorney general tomorrow across from the State House, unveiling what his campaign is calling a "Rhode Island Anti-Corruption Bill of Rights" that he is pledging to put at the center of his campaign.
Fernandez's camp has suggested, for weeks, that he would use his work in the Cicilline administration as a platform for a campaign built around ethics - looking to capitalize on the mayor's push to clean up city government in the post-Buddy era.
There is some logic to this approach. But eight years into Cicilline's administration, it's less than clear that the reformist tag still attaches to City Hall. We'll see if Fernandez can pull it off.