Solomon wins in blowout

Grabs 65 percent of vote, will face Stenhouse in November

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Joseph Solomon is one step closer to being the duly elected mayor of Warwick, as he easily defeated his Democratic challengers during Wednesday’s primary by grabbing close to 65 percent of the vote.

Solomon has repeated during his approximately four months in office, following the departure of former Mayor Scott Avedisian in the midst of his 18th year in office, that he wants to help make “an even better Warwick,” and has touted his ability to examine financial information and work with local businesses and residents – in addition to his 20 years of experience in local government – as his top qualifications for the job.

While both his challengers, Richard Corrente and Gerald “Ged” Carbone, campaigned hard and participated in a pre-primary forum to discuss their views on the issues and were able to nab over 3,000 votes between the both of them, even that number was just a fraction of Solomon’s final count.

“It’s a blow out,” was a phrase heard more than once from Solomon’s campaign manager Jackie Baginski as poll results were posted to a packed campaign headquarters.

“This is beautiful,” Solomon said as he descended from a second floor office where the numbers were tallied. He said the voters put their confidence in a “steady reliable mayor who puts the taxpayers first.”

Solomon will now face off against former Warwick City Councilwomen Sue Stenhouse, the lone Republican challenger who has garnered the support of Avedisian and has already thrown two pointed political jabs at Solomon’s leadership, indicating things might get even more heated as things kick into gear towards November.

While Solomon’s race could be considered a blowout, other local races were squeakers, especially in Senate District 29 and Ward 8.

Compared to the ranks of Democrats, there aren’t many registered Republicans in Warwick; nonetheless there was a rare local Republican primary for the Representative District 21 seat held by incumbent Camille Vella-Wilkinson.

Facing off for the party’s nomination were Michael Underwood and Ron Loparto. Underwood, who says he wants to lead ethics reform, approve the line-item veto and do away with truck tolls came out the winner. Underwood was visible throughout the district Tuesday, driving a moped (he joked about saving energy) between polling districts.

With a heated three-way primary for the Republican gubernatorial candidate on the top of the ticket – Cranston Mayor Allan Fung coming out the winner on that one – the only local Republican primary contest saw more voters than would have been expected otherwise.

Taking nothing for granted, incumbent District 29 senator and Senate Majority Leader Michael McCaffrey staged a vigorous campaign in his bid for Democratic nomination with political newcomer Jennifer Rourke. McCaffrey signs were ubiquitous. He sent out more than one mailer to those who have voted in Democratic primaries and in the week leading up to the primary placed robo calls reminding voters that the primary was Wednesday, not Tuesday, and naturally, that he was respectfully asking for their support. McCaffrey sees his leadership position in the Senate as benefiting Warwick. It paid off.

Proud of her position as an “outsider” Rourke advocated change and keeping corporations out of politics.

McCaffrey won and, there being no Republican or independent seeking the seat, will return to the senate.

In surely what turned out to be the nastiest of Warwick primary contests, which might be considered humdrum by Providence politics standards, first-time senate candidate Mark McKenney beat incumbent Jeanine Calkin to represent the constituents of Senate District 30. The first dustup in the contest was over the endorsement and that the district committee selected McKenney over Calkin, who beat the late incumbent William Walaska. Calkin was aligned with the Bernie Sanders Democrats who came on strong in the closing weeks of the 2016 Democratic Presidential primary. As it turned out, McKenney had long considered running for the district and out of respect for Walaska, chose not to contest him in a primary.

In the closing days of this year’s primary, The Value Project, a partnership of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence and Planned Parenthood mailed a flyer in support of Calkin implying McKenney favored guns in schools, although McKenney had answered a coalition questionnaire that he opposed guns in schools. Calkin disavowed any involvement with the flyer, but McKenney responded with a flyer of his own.

With his win, McKenney will be the new District 30 senator as there are no challengers in the November election.

In addressing those at Solomon headquarters, McKenney said “more reasonable, common sense” campaigning paid off. He said he walked the district and he aims to offer constituents “a little more centric approach” than Rourke.

In the Ward 4 contest for the City Council seat held by Joseph Solomon until he assumed the role of mayor to complete the term of Scott Avedisian, Jim McElroy won the nomination over Ernest Flagg. McElroy had Solomon’s support and the party’s endorsement. Both candidates put on a strong bid for the seat, walking the ward and posting their signs throughout the neighborhood. McElroy goes on to face Michael Penta, who is running as an independent in November.

In Ward 8, where incumbent Joseph Gallucci chose not to seek reelection, Bethany Furtado lost to Anthony Sinapi. Furtado, currently chair of the School Committee, gained Gallucci and the ward committee’s endorsement but she faced an uphill battle against Sinapi who, according to sources had the support of the teachers union. Sinapi was critical of Furtado’s 12-year tenure on the School Committee, claiming mismanagement. Furtado defended her service to schools and the tough decisions that had to be made over consolidation. There being no other candidates for Ward 8, Sinapi's win means he will hold the post next year.

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CrickeeRaven

To the Twice-Losing Mayoral Candidate Richard Corrente:

You have failed, yet again, to do anything but humiliate yourself in public. As predicted, thousands of honest, taxpaying voters rejected your candidacy today, making you the first candidate this century to lose to two different mayors in Warwick.

The results from yesterday are 100 percent your fault.

You made that happen.

Not “political insiders,” not website commenters, not the media.

You, and only you.

I'm sure you're going to use this site, one last time, to post a pathetic statement claiming otherwise.

Go ahead. Try to convince other people, one last time, that the facts are wrong and you’re right.

And then, after you’re done making a pathetic fool of yourself, one last time, do us all a favor and go away.

Thursday, September 13
richardcorrente

Dear CrickeeRaven,

Sorry, I won't do you the favor of going away, but I will give you a challenge. I spent tens of thousands of MY dollars and hundreds of hours to make Warwick a better place for the 80,000 taxpayers that are paying the tab. Why don't you do something, anything to help, because so far here is a list of what YOU have done for those 80,000 taxpayers that I love.

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etc.

etc.

etc.

Get my point CrickeeRaven? You anonymous coward of a critic.

Happy September everyone.

Thursday, September 13
CrickeeRaven

"I spent tens of thousands of MY dollars and hundreds of hours to make Warwick a better place for the 80,000 taxpayers that are paying the tab."

False. The cosplay candidate lied to voters, spent money on campaigns instead of his property taxes, repeatedly made false claims about the school population and business community in Warwick, refused to answer questions about his ethically questionable campaign finance activities, and claimed an endorsement that he did not have.

He used his time and money in a futile, desperate attempt to get attention for his pathetic candidacy -- and he failed.

"[H]ere is a list of what YOU have done..."

This is the list that the cosplay candidate is looking for:

1. Provided verifiable public information that proved him a liar.

2. Ensured that none of his delusional rants went unchallenged.

3. Pointed out he you used this website for free political advertising.

4. Kept presenting the truth to readers.

5. Specifically identified where he twisted and spun facts.

6. Consistently proved that his disgraceful, juvenile behavior made him unfit for office.

Etc. etc. etc.: Joined thousands of honest, taxpaying voters in rejecting his candidacy and keeping him away from the mayor's office.

"Get my point CrickeeRaven?"

Yes, the two-time failing candidate is a sore loser who still thinks, after yesterday's humiliating defeat, that he has any reason to keep making comments on this website.

Thursday, September 13
richardcorrente

Wrong again CrispeeRaisan,

Those things that you listed are your dispute of MY accomplishments. I asked What did YOU accomplish?

You anonymous coward of a critic!

Happy September everyone.

Thursday, September 13
CrickeeRaven

The two-time election loser still shows a complete lack of comprehension.

"[Y]our dispute of MY accomplishments..."

The verifiable, public information presented about the two-time election loser was not a matter of opinion or difference of perspective. That information objectively proved him a liar, tax delinquent, and unfit candidate for any office.

Here is the latest proof of how unfit he was to run for office:

"I asked What did YOU accomplish?"

I helped inform honest, taxpaying voters about him, which justified their decision to keep him from the mayor's office by an overwhelming margin.

He had -- and has -- no accomplishments, only a long list of failures. And with every new comment, the list gets longer.

Thursday, September 13
Cat2222

RC, you made a personal decision to run for Mayor twice. No one put a gun to your head to force you to spend all that money. Instead of listening when people pointed out that you were running on wrong numbers and wrong facts, you not only continued to do so but tried to insult those that had PROOF you were wrong. Most intelligent people would be able to look inward and see the error of their ways. You wouldn't or couldn't.

You spent your time writing ingratiating and fawning comments on articles that were about teachers, unions, city council members and anyone else you thought would help you gain traction in your campaign. You took a local paper that many people enjoy and made the comment section free advertisement for yourself. In the end, it didn't get you anywhere. It was a completely obvious tactic and everyone saw it for what it was.

Many of us do put our money where our mouth (keyboard) is. We are at city meetings, we are at schools, events, charities and community outreach. We are trying to make our city a better place in our own corner of the world. You don't have to run for office to do that. My efforts aren't any less than yours because I don't have political aspirations.

Do you really need the pat on the back so bad to make yourself feel better than someone else? Running for office doesn't make you a better person. You even gave yourself a title you didn't earn. As if by merely calling yourself mayor, you could somehow make it a reality. Hopefully the results of the Primary were enough to give you the reality check you desperately need. You have no right to point a finger at anyone else just because you ran for office two times. You know what they say about a fool and his money, right?

Thursday, September 13
bendover

Congrats to Joe Solomon and be careful what you wish for. The same for Ms. Stenhouse. The similarity to Cranston's financial situation circa 2000 when Laffey became Mayor and inherited a train wreck is striking, or Tavares from Cicilline. Mr. Solomon has served close to two decades, therefore there should be no surprises to him. I'm trying to be fair but it certainly looks like meet the new boss, same as the old boss and what are the possibilities of real change and living within our means? Call me "Doubting Thomas" until proven otherwise. Meanwhile, Chapter 9 is looming out there for Warwick and a whole lot of other Rhode Island communities...Time will tell.

Thursday, September 13
CrickeeRaven

Cat, you very succinctly and accurately outline the obvious defects in the two-time loser's candidacy and approach to running for office -- obvious to anyone except him, as his continued pathetic behavior proves.

He took the absolute worst behavior that a candidate could exhibit, and then added juvenile online behavior.

I am so glad that our honest, taxpaying neighbors saw the 'Troll Candidacy' for what it was and utterly, overwhelmingly rejected it again yesterday.

Thursday, September 13
CrickeeRaven

bendover, there are some differences between Warwick today and Cranston in 2000. For example, in Cranston the prior mayor tried to go three years without a tax rate increase, which was impossible.

In Warwick, the council tried that for one year and realized it couldn't be repeated a second time.

On the other hand, if you're referring to the idea that a Democratic mayor and majority Democratic city council could lead to poor budget decisions in the name of political expedience [as happened in the four years leading up to Laffey's election], there may be something to that.

And with 18 years on the council, I wouldn't say Solomon is inheriting anything. He's had as much of a hand in the city's finances as anyone, and arguably shouldn't go trying to blame anyone else for what's happened on his watch.

Thursday, September 13
Scal1024

To no ones surprise the TWICE FAILED, make believe Mayor Rick Corrente shows zero class in defeat. He ignores his blowout loss, and attacks honest, hard working voters, who just by paying their taxes alone contribute more to Warwick than Corrente ever has. CrickeeRavens biggest contribution to the city of Warwick has been fact checking a habitual liar like Rick Corrente. As predicted, voters were not fooled by his recycled slogans and talking points. As I predicted Corrente finished with fewer than 3,000 votes after he claimed he was carrying 14,000 votes into this election. He actually said if everyone was forced to vote he believes he would win. Imagine that ego after getting blown out in 2 straight elections. Face it Rick, the voters have spoken...AGAIN. In closing I'd ask Corrente to end his campaign with some shred of dignity, but with the lies you've told I'm not sure it ever had it. I look forward to exposing more Corrente lies, and calling him out for the fraud he is.

Thursday, September 13
CrickeeRaven

Thanks again, Scal, for your incisive and accurate assessment of the two-time loser candidate.

I also appreciate your kind compliments, and your efforts to also inform readers of the many defects in his candidacy.

And you did correctly predict that he would get fewer than 3,000 votes.

But if there's one thing we know from the two-time failure's behavior, it is that he refuses to face facts and instead constructs a fantasy world for himself where he actually matters to anyone except himself.

I'm with you: As long as the two-time failure continues to post his pathetic comments on this website, I will continue to show them to be false.

Thursday, September 13
Thecaptain

Well at least the two time loser has removed his self proclaimed title. Maybe that is his first step back to reality. He has zero accomplishments in this city, He has never fought for a cause independently as a resident without political aspirations. He has yet to gain any attention of the major media in this state as they typically do not cover buffoonery.

He has 16 of 16 losses in court as a defendant.

He has a record of tax delinquency.

His thoughts and actions are indicative of someone who is suffering and unstable.

I can remember when 4 years ago when I had lunch with him at Governor Francis Inn and he explained to me that the way into politics was to befriend the unions and they could be convinced to make major concessions. I explained to him that this logic was just not possible. He told me to watch and see what he would do.

In early 2016 he called me and told me that if I did not run for mayor than he would. I explained to him that I had no aspirations to take control of a sinking ship and to take a cut in pay to do so just to have enormous headaches. He told me to sit back and watch which I have done.

It was clear then (and now) that not only did he have zero research skills, but he was compromised due to his tax delinquency, which by the way, I made public after getting a tip and performing the research and gathering the documents. Lots of documents. Then low and behold, a piece of mail came to me with his child support delinquency issues. Clearly that document had to be sent by a person involved in the family court system as the stenographers notes are not made public to anyone but both parties.

I take pride in "outing" the self proclaimed public servant for being the charlatan that he is and hopefully, information that I researched and made public played some roll in preventing him from ever becoming an elected official

THE DEFENSE RESTS!!

Thursday, September 13
WwkVoter

Love the headline!

B L O W O U T

Looks like Joe Solomon gets to be Mayor, and "low-vote corrente" gets to be a quickly forgotten minor little footnote that even the most picayune anthropologist/historian studying Warwick 100 years from now will likely not notice...

Thursday, September 13
CrickeeRaven

WwkVoter, here's even further proof that the two-time election loser was a defective candidate: He spent $1,770 between Dec. 1, 2017 [just before he announced his run] and his second loss on Wednesday: https://bit.ly/2QvcCOZ

Notably, nearly half of that, $794.99 was spent in the last month prior to the vote: https://bit.ly/2p4qZ0q

Based on RI Board of Elections that he received 1,834 votes in his loss on Wednesday [https://www.ri.gov/election/results/2018/statewide_primary/warwick/], that means he went cheap and spent 96 cents per vote, compared to the $2.83 per vote he spent to lose the 2016 race -- and still wrongly expected to be competitive.

Even after his blowout loss, the two-time failed candidate is still falsely claiming that he spent "tens of thousands of dollars," trying to fool people into thinking it was for the 2018 campaign.

You and I and 6,000 of our honest, taxpaying neighbors were not fooled, however, and as you say, in time the two-time loser will be a minor, forgotten footnote in the election history of Warwick.

Friday, September 14
richardcorrente

Dear Cat2222,

Thank you for recognizing that I ran for Mayor twice as my "own personal decision". None of my critics had the courage or commitment to enter the race.

Thank you for mentioning the kind words I had for the teachers, council and others. That I didn't do it "just for their support" shows my comments were sincere. Thank you for recognizing all the time and effort I put into my campaign. Except to harass me, I didn't notice you or any of your anonymous friends do ANYTHING to help the 80,000 taxpayers that are paying the tab. Anyone with a keyboard can find fault with someone's plan. It takes dedication to think of a better one. You never did.

My actions prove that I care about the 80,000 taxpayers that are paying the tab. Yours show that you know how to complain from the protection of the shadows.

You anonymous coward of a critic.

Happy September everyone.

Friday, September 14
richardcorrente

Dear Cat2222,

Thank you for recognizing that I ran for Mayor twice as my "own personal decision". None of my critics had the courage or commitment to enter the race.

Thank you for mentioning the kind words I had for the teachers, council and others. That I didn't do it "just for their support" shows my comments were sincere. Thank you for recognizing all the time and effort I put into my campaign. Except to harass me, I didn't notice you or any of your anonymous friends do ANYTHING to help the 80,000 taxpayers that are paying the tab. Anyone with a keyboard can find fault with someone's plan. It takes dedication to think of a better one. You never did.

My actions prove that I care about the 80,000 taxpayers that are paying the tab. Yours show that you know how to complain from the protection of the shadows.

You anonymous coward of a critic.

Happy September everyone.

Friday, September 14
PhillipDrummond

Solomon is as culpable as Avedisian and you guys celebrate it. The city has been in financial trouble for years and they knew it and instead of course correcting, Avedisian, the great CPA Joe Solomon and the council dug the hole even deeper and now we all have to suffer. You guys deserve the city you have voted for. Enjoy your tax increases for the next several years boys. I'm sure they'll be spend it wisely

Friday, September 14
richardcorrente

Dear Scal1024,

SCAL! Where've you been? Did you sit on your sippy-cup and get it wedged in...again. Thank you for acknowledging that I ran TWICE. You, and your fellow cry-baby critics NEVER ran for ANY office, even once. Thank you for claiming my slogan to be "recycled" even though you couldn't name ONE other person who campaigned on a "Cut Taxes - Cut Spending" platform. Thank you for attacking EVERY ONE of my ideas. It gave me (as you said) "free advertising" of them every week. Thank you for not coming up with even ONE idea of your own (except to condemn mine). It shows that even though you despised my ideas, you couldn't think of ANY better ones showing my ideas to be the best ones. Thank you for calling me by my REAL name. I notice that you are still afraid to use yours. I hope someday you will grow out of the insecure need to hide behind a fake name. Thank you for acknowledging my 14,000 votes from the previous election. (not bad for a first timer, huh Scal). Thank you for falsely stating that I "attacks honest, hard working voters" when everyone knows that I only defend myself against you and the other un-named childish critics hiding in the shadows. One thing though. You made 5 different predictions. You were factually covering ALL outcomes. Let's be honest, if you are finally able to. You also said that I would finish "possibly third". Don't you remember? Or has lying made you wet your pants...again.

You anonymous coward of a critic.

Friday, September 14
Scal1024

Rick, I would think you've lost in court enough already that you'd know not to be throwing the word "harass" around so freely. You uninformed failure! Next, I don't know too many "harassment victims" that openly give their phone number out in public to "anonymous critics". Once again, you publicly embarass yourself. I would hope you didn't bruise yourself after patting yourself on the back for 4 years. You've accomplished NOTHING for this city, other than uniting the Warwick Democratic Party to support your opponent, Joe Solomon.

Also Rick, after asking me for weeks how many votes you would receive in the election, I now notice you don't seem to care as much? Are you upset that I was right, and once again you were wrong? Or is it the embarrassment that you gave yourself a fake name like "the taxpayers mayor" and only 2% of the 80,000 residents supported you? When you suffer a blowout loss Rick, you ought to be looking in the mirror. Clearly, Rick Corrente has never done that soul searching after losing an election. He's never accepted responsibility for either of his losses. Has he congratulated the winning candidates yet? I won't hold my breath...

Friday, September 14
Scal1024

Unhinged seems like an appropriate word to describe the TWICE FAILED, tax delinquent, FRAUD candidate. Imagine a grown man using words like "sippy cup"? Then again after the elementary campaign Rick Corrente has run, how could anyone be surprised by his childish, gutter antics?

Unlike the make believe mayor I will acknowledge that I did say he had a CHANCE to wind up 3rd. He barely squeaked out 2nd place vs a first time candidate with zero name recognition who had run for office for less than a year. Compare Carbone to the FAILURE Rick Corrente: Rick has run for office before. He's basically been running for 4 years with signs everywhere...and he still barely beat Carbone...for 2nd place. If you want a 2nd place ribbon for participation, good for you! I noticed you completely ignored my saying you'd finish with less than 3,000 votes...more picking and choosing from the unhinged, 2 time losing candidate.

Friday, September 14
ThatGuyInRI

Well, we all know the self-named, self-serving, self-appointed, "taxpayers mayor" won't go away. Ugh.

The next question is will the real mayor address the $4 million lawsuit hanging over the city for not adequately funding the school system?

Or will we let Mayor Solomon continue to push this to the back burner and try not to deal with it before the election?

Friday, September 14
Thecaptain

Here is what the fake mayor said to Cat - " Except to harass me, I didn't notice you or any of your anonymous friends do ANYTHING to help the 80,000 taxpayers that are paying the tab."

No one has done anything to Help the taxpayers? Really Rick? I am still waiting for you to say thank you to me for saving the taxpayers of Warwick $11.5 million dollars in car taxes directly due to my efforts. Do you think for one minute that the exemption in Warwick would have been increased had I not completely tortured and humiliated the administration? Do you think that anyone in the general assembly would have thought about car tax reform had I not been so persistent? So while i was actually accomplishing something for the taxpayers simply because I was pissed off, you were doing nothing, and to date you have nothing to point to. Which is why you got zero media attention. Which is why you were never taken seriously, which is why you have never taken the mic and made any formal address to the council in public.

Friday, September 14
ThatGuyInRI

Correction.

Anothe fact Corrente gets wrong.

There are not "80,000 tax payers" in warwick.

There are roughly 82,000 RESIDENTS in Warwick.

Many of these residents are under 18 and pay no taxes, some rent and do not own cars and thus pay no taxes.

And at least one resident simply chooses to pay no taxes.

I'm not calling anyone out by name Mr. Corrente, just pointing out a few facts.

Friday, September 14
CrickeeRaven

My fellow commenters, I thank you all for continuing to respond to the delusional rants of the two-time loser.

As he continues to prove, he hardly needs our help to portray himself as a disgrace of a candidate. He has been as terrible in defeat as he was during his second futile, losing, failure of a campaign.

That he does not exhibit the intelligence to realize that the attention he gets here is all negative is yet another defect in his personal character that he willingly continues to present -- as with this comment:

"I care about the 80,000 taxpayers..."

This is a lie. The two-time failure only cared about putting comments on this website in blatant disregard for the published rules governing its rules that prohibit political advertising.

He only cared about self-promotion for yet another campaign that ended in humiliating defeat.

None of you should worry or feel too badly about the two-time failure's juvenile insults.

Just look at these pathetic comments: "Did you sit on your sippy-cup and get it wedged in...again... Or has lying made you wet your pants...again."

What a disgrace.

Whatever he thinks this behavior accomplishes -- getting other people angry? feeling good for what he thinks are witty insults? -- it actually, in the reality that mature people inhabit, does not. It only gives us more reason to dismiss him as a two-time election loser who believed that the same behavior that led to his loss in 2016 would somehow change the outcome in 2018.

I invite you all to join me and the thousands of honest, taxpaying voters who rejected his candidacy on Sept. 12 in simply laughing at the continued antics of the twice-failed candidate.

Friday, September 14
CrickeeRaven

Oh, and Scal: How pathetic is it that he's accusing you of having a tantrum -- when HE'S the one still posting angry, name-calling comments two days after his blowout defeat?

Friday, September 14
bendover

Raven; Regarding the Cranston comparison from 2000...Their buffoons didn't do the taxpayers any favors by going years with no tax increase. Having said that, my old and fuzzy memory seems to recall Cranston's unfunded liability in pensions and healthcare was no where close to what we are now looking at. Cranston has continued to grow and I now believe is the 2nd largest city and has a larger school district...We have lost population, eroding the revenue side. You are correct, one party rule has never really worked anywhere, except for chairman Mao who simply dispatched around 50M who dared to challenge him.

Drummond is spot on...I am tired of dealing with stupid people who scream about change and then return the same malingerers to office, expecting a different outcome. IN the general, stay home, you are too dumb to vote.

Finally to the Captain...An over due thank you for your fighting the car tax and all the other dirty secrets that have finally seen the light of day..Also, Bob Cushman for his help in exposing the goings on in this fiefdom.. 4 incumbents Statewide got beat...That says it all.

Friday, September 14
TheSkipper

Well I know one thing somebody's gonna be awfully busy this week picking up a lot of signs by himself........

Winners have a lot of "Friends". Losers go on alone to deal with the remains....

Friday, September 14
richardcorrente

Dear Scal1024,

Please don't "hold your breath". I wouldn't want to be responsible for you turning blue. Please read "2018 Warwick Primary results". It will prove you wrong...again.

Dear ThatGuyInRI and WwkVoter,

As I've told you before, I feel that all 80,000+- total citizens of Warwick are "taxpayers" directly or indirectly. You can feel differently if you like. I don't really give a damn. I do appreciate you thinking it will take 100 years to have my "Cut Taxes - Cut Spending" campaign fade away. Thanks fellas.

Dear CrickeeRaven, (what a disgusting combination: a cricket and a raven.)

Thanks for giving me credit for the money I spent trying to make Warwick a better place. You said it was $1,770 this time. Add that to the $40,000+ I spent last time and that is a total of about $42,000 that I spent of my OWN money (NO PAC checks. None!) I spent that to get my Corrente Plan across to the 80,000 taxpayers that are paying the tab. How much of YOUR money have YOU spent on their behalf? You're right. NONE! What ideas (other than a trashing of mine) have YOU come up with in the last four years for the benefit of those 80,000 taxpayers? You're RIGHT! NONE!

You torch my ideas but the truth is, you NEVER ONCE came up with a BETTER IDEA! Or ANY idea for that matter. Guess my ideas, as BAD as you say they were, were the best, weren't they? Well, at least, better than yours, right? And one more thing. I have the self-confidence to state my opinions openly and honestly, using my REAL name. I even post my REAL phone number. You have a name that is so fake, it's scary and you're afraid to come out of the shadows. You know what? Maybe you should stay there. Maybe you belong there. Maybe you're just too much of a coward to let anyone know who you really are Mark. Aren't you!

You anonymous coward of a critic!

Friday, September 14
Scal1024

Bendover, another commenter "Justanidiot" said it best on here last week. Everyone pretends they have this "vote them all out" attitude, the reality is its "vote them all out...except for my State Rep he's a nice guy". The end result is a couple state reps get picked off and lose, but the majority return to office and nothing changes. Rinse, wash, repeat unfortunately. I hope we learn from our lessons soon.

Crickee, nothing surprises me with the disgraced, TWICE FAILED candidate. I find it incredibly weird the way he chooses to "insult" people. It shows how truly erratic this failure has become. Let me tell you something Rick, you can call me any name you'd like. You can make sick, childish references and pass them off as "insults" if you'd like, I'll be fine if some deadbeat, twice failed fraud doesn't want to be my friend. Somehow I will carry on.

All of the insults in the world will not change the fact Rick Corrente lost his home to tax sale (Warwick Beacon). It will not change the years he couldn't pay his car or property taxes on time. It will not change the fact he loaned his campaign $40,000 while he couldn't pay his water/sewer bills on time. It will not change the fact he needed someone else to pay his property taxes for him (not his lender like he claims). It will not add to his vote totals meaning he couldn't even reach 2,000 votes after running for 2 years and claiming he was carrying 14,000 votes over from 2016. It will not rewrite history or the fact he is a two time loser, who has been overwhelmingly rejected by Warwick voters in back to back elections. Not just back to back elections...it was against 2 different candidates from 2 different parties. Its hard to draw any conclusion other than the fact Warwick voters looked at Rick Corrente and said "not a chance".

There is no path forward for Rick Corrente in Warwick politics. His ignorance and lies won't ever allow for him to grow as a candidate. Rather than look in the mirror Rick Corrente would rather insult me or Cat or CrickeeRaven. Again I ask, has he congratulated Joe Solomon? Or is Rick too busy patting himself on the back to handle himself with any dignity? I look forward to the next blabbering, non sensical, pandering post from the TWO TIME FAILED CANDIDATE, The Tax Delinquents Mayor, Rick Corrente.

Friday, September 14
wheelchairman

Someone salty.

Btw

1) he paid his taxes

Dean

Friday, September 14
CrickeeRaven

Allow me to translate the two-time sore loser's recent comments, including the one above:

"WAAAAAAAH!"

And then he proceeds to humiliate himself even further...

"You said it was $1,770 this time."

No, the two-time sore loser reported that he spent $1,770 from Dec. 1, 2017 through his second humiliating loss on Sept. 12, 2018 on his own campaign finance reports: https://bit.ly/2QvcCOZ

"I spent that to get my [false statements] across to the 80,000 taxpayers that are paying the tab."

No, the two-time sore loser wasted that money to lose a second election by a margin of 65 to 18 percent. And he continues to lie about the number of taxpayers in the city.

"What ideas... have YOU come up with in the last four years...?"

Keeping the two-time sore loser out of the mayor's office by presenting verifiable facts that prove him a liar, and by drawing the clear, obvious, and logical conclusions from those facts.

"Guess my ideas, as BAD as you say they were, were the best, weren't they?"

No, they weren't, because they lost on Sept. 12. By a huge margin.

"I have the self-confidence to state my opinions openly and honestly..."

Openly? Yes, by using this website for free political advertising.

Honestly? No. Virtually all of the two-time sore loser's statements have been disproven by fact. That has not changed, and will not change because he continues to post angry, juvenile comments on this website.

Thank you to all the commenters here and the 6,000+ honest, taxpaying voters who rejected this disgrace of a former candidate on Sept. 12.

Friday, September 14
Scal1024

I can't count the number of times I have explained different policy ideas in this forum. I will not repeat myself yet again, anyone who'd like to find it bad enough can. There is 1 other distinction between commenters here anf Rick Corrente (other than the fact we pay our taxes)...NONE OF US ARE CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE!!!! The fact Rick Corrente doesn't understand this is just yet another reason, on a list of dozens of others, that he lost, and that he is not qualified to run for public office. He is becoming more and more UNHINGED with each passing comment.

Friday, September 14
CrickeeRaven

Scal, it is beyond comprehension how the two-time sore loser can still demand to be taken seriously after all of the behavior that he willingly and repeatedly exhibited on this website.

Your example is yet further proof: He fails to hold himself to the basic standards that mature people expect of candidates for office.

It is difficult for me to imagine the level of denial that one must have to fail as badly as he has and still -- still! -- insist that he is somehow better than others.

And he's not trying to do that by taking the high road or being graceful in defeat -- no, he's only acting worse, and as you rightly said, more unhinged, with every new comment.

As I keep saying, he's done this to himself. He ran an anemic 2018 campaign, basically arguing that he didn't have to work at it this time because of what he did two years ago, and got the exact result that he deserved for it.

Yet, here he still is, picking fights with the commenters who provided, time after time, objective and verified information that disproved his statements, as if his petty insults will change those facts.

But they won't. We and the 6,000+ honest, taxpaying voters who joined us to reject his candidacy on Sept. 12 know the truth about him -- and nothing he can say or do now will change that.

Friday, September 14
Cat2222

Someone is a bit touchy today. Understandable. I guess you already forgot the glowing praise you gave me for the ideas I came up with regarding the DPW security issues. How about the idea I had for you to correct your public records so they couldn't be used against you? Or maybe the idea that you could have the CPA that told you the audit wasn't independent speak to the WCC and explain their reasoning?

Ideas? I got plenty. Political aspirations? Not a single one. I have plenty of hopes and dreams but being in politics isn't one of them. I have this really serious problem called "I call it like I see it" and it isn't very useful in the game of politics. You think you deserve some type of reward for running for office? Maybe you want a statue erected as you suggested for others for all the good deeds you did over the last 4 years. I have only encountered this type of personality once before and unfortunately they decided to get into politics too.

Feel free to reach out if you need more ideas. Cathayes2222@gmail.com

Friday, September 14
allent

Are most of these commenters the same person? Strange.

5 days ago
Scal1024

Allent, well over 7,000 voters chose to vote for someone other than Rick Corrente. You can choose to believe its all one person commenting here, but the numbers suggest something much different: an overwhelming rejection by thousands of people. I'd say just by doing simple math you can see its not just a handful of people who disagree with him. Anyways, if you are a Corrente supporter tough race, better luck in 2020. As long as he uses this website to peddle his propaganda, I will be here to correct him and expose him for the lying fraud that he is.

5 days ago
CrickeeRaven

Scal, what an odd comment by allent. He seems to think it's "strange" that most commenters disagree with the two-time failure unless it can be explained by some kind of conspiracy theory.

In the end, the point remains that the two-time sore loser could have conducted himself very differently but chose not to, and he lost as a direct result of that decision.

[And by the way, aren't conspiracy theories about commenters' identities something the two-time election loser has tried to push?]

5 days ago
Justanidiot

sorries for not commenting til now, eyes was just celebrating fore mor years of the taxpayers mayer. what he has done fer this community is so grate that eyes cant waits for my taxes to drop and for my street to get repaved and my kids skul rebuilt. tanks you warwick for giving master mayer those 80,000 votes. yaaaaaaayyyyyyy

3 days ago
ThatGuyInRI

Huh.

Candidate Corrente spent $42K of his own money.

Funny how he once claimed he could only afford $10/week in child support. We do have priorities though.

3 days ago
CrickeeRaven

Don't forget, ThatGuy, that the majority of that was spent in 2015-16 when he wasn't paying his property taxes, and that he spent $1,770 this time around while other parties were paying the property taxes and sewer and water bills for his former residence [he moved out earlier this year].

Your point stands, though, that it's hardly the kind of spending one would expect from someone who cried 'poverty' in Family Court.

3 days ago
Justanidiot

allent, there are no real people here, just Russian bots trying to stir up trouble.

3 days ago