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Providence Journal Endorses Nellie Gorbea for Secretary of State

In their October 16 editorial page, Rhode Island's paper of record - the Providence Journal, enthusiastically endorsed Democratic nominee Nellie Gorbea for Secretary of State. The editorial board described Nellie as "a bright, energetic and articulate advocate of openness in government". They also commented the historic nature of Nellie's candidacy - she will be the first Hispanic elected general officer of a New England state.

Providence Journal article notes Gorbea opponent's varied political history

In a recent Providence Journal article contrasting the two candidates for Secretary of State, reporter Karen Lee Ziner noted that Nellie Gorbea's opponent has made 4 previous runs for statewide office, each time under a different party affiliation - including as a Democrat. The article goes on to point out Gorbea's extensive track record of results as a former Deputy Secretary of State from 2002 to 2006.

United Steel Workers Endorse Gorbea For Secretary of State

Providence – The United Steel Workers Local 12431 has endorsed Democratic Candidate for Secretary of State, Nellie Gorbea. USW Local 12431 represents the gas workers at National Grid and has a membership of over 280 people. 

“Local 12431 is supporting Nellie because she knows what she’s doing,” stated President Doug Holmes. “Nellie’s experience is exactly what working families of Rhode Island need from their next Secretary of State.”

Gorbea Earns the Endorsement of Tiverton Democratic Committee

Committee cites Proven Leadership

Providence – The Tiverton Democratic Town Committee voted last night to endorse Democrat Nellie Gorbea in her candidacy for Secretary of State.

“Nellie Gorbea accomplished many important projects in her four years as Deputy Secretary of State. She is a proven leader and definitely has what it takes to make government start working for all Rhode Islanders,” said Tiverton Democratic Town Committee Chairman Mike Burk.

Nellie Gorbea toma la delantera en recaudaciones

La campaña de Nellie Gorbea para Secretaria de Estado anunció sus resultados del último trimestre de recaudación del 2013. En el periodo de septiembre a diciembre del 2013, Gorbea recaudo más de $54,000 para un total en el 2013 de unos $172,000. Esos recaudos son el resultado de donativos de más de 675 contribuyentes a la campaña de la líder Latina comunitaria. El hecho de que las donaciones son en su mayoría dados por residentes de Rhode Island indica un arraigo de la candidatura de Gorbea en la base del estado.

Nellie Gorbea outraises her opponent for a second quarter in a row

The Nellie Gorbea for Secretary of State Campaign announced its results for the last fundraising quarter of 2013. In the September to December 2013 period, Gorbea raised more than $54,000, bringing her total raised in 2013 to $172,000. This success results from contributions by more than 675 individuals to the Latina leader’s campaign. The majority of those contributions are from fellow Rhode Islanders, which shows the real grassroots character of this campaign.

This is the second quarter in a row that Gorbea has outraised her opponent.

Nellie on RI Public Radio

Recently, Nellie went on Rhode Island Public Radio to talk with political reporter Ian Donnis, political commentator Scott McKay and URI Professor Maureen Moakley.  They discussed her views on a number of timely topics including her support for repealing RI's voter ID law and her views on the master lever on the ballot.