Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will be in Rhode Island on Monday, the day before the critical mid-term elections, to try to rally supporters of Republican State Rep. John Loughlin, who is running for the US House seat being vacated after eight terms by Democrat Patrick Kennedy.
Romney is the latest in a line of nationally-known political figures to try to influence the Rhode Island 1st District race. Bay State Senator Scott Brown has also appeared in Rhode Island for Loughlin, and last week President Obama was in the district for an event to boost the candidacy of Democrat David Cicilline, the sitting mayor of Providence and the current front runner in the House race.
The Romney appearance, at 2 p.m. Monday at Loughlin’s campaign headquarters in East Providence, is open to the public.
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