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Moderate Party Chief Block to Run Again for RI Gov.

Moderate Party Chief Block to Run Again for RI Gov.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Moderate Party Chairman Ken Block is making another run for Rhode Island governor.
 
Block announced his candidacy on Tuesday and says he's forming a finance committee.
 
Block won less than 7 percent of the vote in the 2010 race, losing to current Gov. Lincoln Chafee, an independent.
 
Since then, Block has accused the state of not doing enough to eliminate Medicaid and food stamp fraud and called for the elimination of straight-ticket voting as an option on election ballots.
 
Block says Rhode Island is starved for leadership and needs a governor with better ideas for fixing the economy.
 
Chafee is expected to seek another term. Treasurer Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras _ both Democrats _ are considered likely candidates, as is Allan Fung, the Republican mayor of Cranston.

 

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