Rhode Island Media Highlights
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 – It has been five days since Bob Flanders announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. There has been excellent coverage about the announcement. Please read a few excerpts from local media outlets.
“There’s no doubt you are on the odds on favorite,” said Dan Yorke of WPRO-AM’s the Dan Yorke Show, regarding Flanders on next year’s primary.
WPRI 12’s Eyewitness News Ted Nesi described him as a “prominent attorney” in the community. Flanders, has served in public office at various levels, and has a track record of problem solving, while working across the aisle for Rhode Island.
Kathy Gregg, veteran reporter from the Providence Journal ran an exclusive on Flanders. “A Brown under-grad and Harvard law school grad, Flanders’ past roles include: Barrington town councilman, Glocester town solicitor, R.I. Supreme Court justice, and chairman of the Rhode Island Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education.”
“Your resume stands on it’s own. It is clear that I put you in the category of blue-chip,” said Yorke on Friday, November 17, on FOX Providence’s WPRI-TV’s Dan Yorke State of Mind.
Flanders’ announced his candidacy in Central Falls, a city where he collaborated with retirees and union workers on a consensual debt adjustment plan in 2011.
When discussing Flanders’ work in the one square mile city, Nesi of WPRI 12’s Eyewitness News, said Central Falls is “…a city he steered through municipal bankruptcy after then-Gov. Lincoln Chafee appointed him as its receiver in 2011.”
As a bipartisan candidate, Flanders pledges to call balls and strikes on the political elite in Washington DC.
On WPRI 12’s Newsmakers, Nesi and Tim White asked, “Will you debate Sheldon White House right here on WPRI?”
Without hesitation, Flanders responded, “Of course, if that could be arranged.”
For more information please visit: www.FlandersForSenate.com.