So ever since Ken Block founded the Moderate Party of Rhode Island, he has been quietly encouraged by at least one Republican (this gentleman, to be specific) to join the RI Republican Party, in part, to head off the four way general election that got incumbent Governor Chafee, then unaffiliated, elected
This afternoon, prompted by WPRO’s Buddy Cianci, Block would not rule out running for governor as a Republican next year. This would almost certainly set up a primary against Mayor Allan Fung (R – Cranston).
What do our Republican friends think of this potential development? Is this what those who encouraged him to join the RIGOP had in mind? And we should note here that, as Governor Chafee has joined the Democrat Party, it would appear right now (early, to be sure) that the identical situation that got him elected – a four way general election – will not be repeated next year. Accordingly, does this diminish the urgency to convert Ken Block?