To the editor:
In the issue of the Phoenix immediately preceding the recent elections, one of the leaders of the Bristol County Concerned Citizens submitted a letter to the editor complaining …
To the editor:
In the issue of the Phoenix immediately preceding the recent elections, one of the leaders of the Bristol County Concerned Citizens submitted a letter to the editor complaining about the Phoenix not sending a reporter to cover their "candidate forums", where their endorsements were predetermined long before these so-called forums. In the same issue of the Phoenix, the BCCC also purchased a political advertisement endorsing 12 candidates for local office, in which eight of those candidates were soundly defeated. What the BCCC members fail to realize is that East Bay voters have no appetite for right wing ultra MAGA candidates, and if the BCCC wishes to be taken seriously and receive media coverage, they need to move away from their Trump-like philosophies and become more mainstream.
One needs to look no further than the local winners in races for state senator and state representative, along with town councils in Barrington and Aquidneck Island, where voters made it abundantly clear that they have no interest in far-right republicans and republicans posing as independents, and instead voted in democrat majorities. The right-wing candidates might have limited success in the far northern and western parts of rural Rhode Island, but in the East Bay and Aquidneck Island, the BCCC might want to soften their far-right hardline stance, and perhaps the media might give them some coverage and voters might take them a bit more seriously. But until they give up on the ultra-MAGA mantra, their group and their endorsements will remain irrelevant.
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