Former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Judge Robert Flanders, was endorsed Sunday evening by the Providence Republican City Committee, according to a release from the Flanders campaign.
Flanders is emerging as the establishment candidate in the GOP Primary for the US Senate. Flanders, a former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice, is squaring off against Robert Nardolillo, a state representative from Cranston.
The winner, presumably, will face incumbent Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in the general election. The Providence decision marked the seventh endorsement Flanders has received, following the endorsements of the Warwick, Newport, East Greenwich, Cumberland, South Kingstown, and Glocester Republican Town and City Committees.
The Republican nominating convention takes place on June 27th.
“The Providence Republican City Committee has voted to proudly endorse Bob Flanders to be our next United States Senator. Rhode Island is long overdue for a positive change. He is the candidate who will bring more prosperity to Rhode Island working families and lead Rhode Island and our country toward a better future,” said William Ricci, Chairman of the Providence Republican City Committee.
“Bob Flanders is known as a giant of the RI Supreme Court, and his additional achievements are well known,” Ricci continued, “including his role in rescuing our neighbor Central Falls (which is nationally recognized as Rhode Island’s Comeback City), but Bob Flanders’ story starts with humble beginnings: he grew up in a working middle class family. His professional and life experiences clearly inform his mission to help revitalize our urban communities and support working families and small businesses here in Providence and across the state.”
“Judge Flanders’ experience, vision, organization, and funding set him clearly apart as the only viable Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and he will make an extremely successful and effective U.S. Senator for the people of Rhode Island. The Judge has received more than three times the number of endorsements from Republican town and city committees than his potential primary opponent. He is going into the convention with momentum and a groundswell of support for his candidacy,” said Campaign Manager Richard Kirby.