A Clear Picture of the Inside Team in Senate 11


Portsmouth Town Council Member Jim Seveney posted a gracious letter of thanks after his narrow loss in the race for a partial term as the state senator for district 11, including a narrow strip of Tiverton, to Tiverton resident John Pagliarini.  One paragraph, however, is worth clipping for reference because it so well illustrates the state of play in Rhode Island politics:

I also want to thank the many people and groups who supported my campaign. I thank my wife, Val, first and foremost; my campaign team for their hard work; the Democratic Town Committees from Portsmouth, Bristol and Tiverton for their strong support; RI Progressive Democrats and the RI Young Democrats who helped us so much with calling and knocking on doors; Rhode Island’s organized labor, including the AFL-CIO, the NEA, the RI Federation of Teachers and all their affiliates; the Rhode Island Democratic Party, Annie Pease for her expert problem solving; Senate President Teresa  Paiva-Weed, Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio, and Whip Maryellen Goodwin who provided great support and advice; my friends Sen. Lou DiPalma, Rep. Jay Edwards, Rep. Dennis Canario, Rep. Ray Gallison, Rep. Ken Marshall, and Sen. Wally Felag; and many thanks to US Senator Jack Reed and Governor Gina Raimondo for their efforts on my behalf.

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