REPORT: Defeated GOP candidate for governor endorses Democratic incumbent

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Defeated Republican gubernatorial hopeful Jonathan Riccitelli made waves in the Ocean State on Friday when he announced he was backing Democratic incumbent Gov. Dan McKee over his primary rival.

Riccitelli, who long trailed his rival Ashley Kalus in the primary showdown, chastised her campaign as “baseless,” ripped her for dishonesty, and accused her of hypocrisy for hounding McKee for debates despite refusing to debate him during the primary race.

“Although I admire her drive and aspirations, I have found the entirety of her campaign to be baseless. And to listen to Ms. Kalus call out the Governor (Mckee) in regards to his refusing to debate … she blatantly refused my call to her as I had asked the same from her and her campaign,” he wrote in a press release.


Reporter Ted Nesi tweeted, “INBOX: Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Riccitelli, who lost to @AshleyKalus in last week’s primary, is now crossing party lines and endorsing Dem incumbent @DanMcKeeRI over her #RIGov.”

Kalus’s Communications Director Matt Hanrahan quickly responded tweeting, “I guess criminals stick together.”

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Unbelievable Jonathan Riccitelli (aka Tefft) had a criminal past, loses the Promary and now supports the Democrat Governor. I bet 10:1 he’s a mole.

  2. Really you fake commie clown, just another one in the long list of so called spineless republicans. Lying devil DEMONcrate in his disguise. Po💩

  3. Wow so glad that guy lost the primary because we would have had a rhino/democrat.. so the curtain has been pulled back on her boy man we got lucky when she lost I will say this as a fact she is finished in the GOP finished

  4. Well now you know he needs removing from the gop party. Maybe removed from decent people since he is a traitor . The republican party needs to toss him out no questions asked.

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