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Thursday, July 31, 2014

VIDEO: Does this look familiar?

New Seth Magaziner TV characters are Caprio-esque

On the day his opponent’s brother is resigning amid scandal as chair of the state Democratic Party, general treasurer candidate Seth Magaziner comes out swinging against the status quo with his second TV ad of the campaign.

“Seth introduces ‘Insider Politics’ and ‘Mismanagement’, two consummate practitioners of the old politics that is ruining Rhode Island,” said campaign manager Evan England in an email. Here they are:

England didn’t exactly answer when I asked him if “Insider Politics” and “Mismanagement” were meant to be represent his primary opponent Frank Caprio.

“The characters represent the old politics that have brought Rhode Island the highest unemployment in the country,” England wrote. “Seth’s frustration with insider politics and mismanagement – a position many Rhode Islanders share – has been a consistent theme of his campaign.”

The commercials will be airing on TV as Rhode Islanders learn more about Frank’s brother David Caprio resigning as chairman of the state Democratic Party after an NBC10 Parker Gavigan scoop

Gavigan reported that David Caprio assumed the contracts for three state beach concession stands after the winning bidder, Cranston Rep. Peter Palumbo, dropped out and went to work for Caprio. The state police are investigating, reported Gavigan.

In the email from the Magaziner camp, England writes, “It’s time to kick ‘Insider Politics’ and ‘Mismanagement’ out and elect new leaders who will give Rhode Island a fresh start at creating jobs.”

Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.