The Republican Strike Force is a group of grassroots Republicans whose mission will be to assist Republican candidates running for Rhode Island General Assembly seats. Michael Napolitano, who serves as the Lincoln Republican Town Committee Chairman and Communications Director for the RI GOP Chairmen’s Caucus will serve as a co-chair of the group. Eileen Grossman, the Rhode Island GOP Volunteer Coordinator will also serve as a co-chair. They will report directly to Republican Chairman Mark Zaccaria.
Said Napolitano, “This army of grassroots volunteers will assist candidates with much needed help in key areas. We currently have approximately 70 individuals and expect to double that number by the summer. The RI GOP has not seen a force of volunteers for Rhode Island General Assembly candidates this large in years. This group has decided to get involved to help take back our state from the Democrats who have crippled it with their one party dominance and policies for seven decades. Many of the individuals in this group have a wealth of experience they will bring to the table.”
State Chair Mark Zaccaria is excited at the prospects this newly organized team presents. “Everyone understands we need a new Rhode Island.” He said after the meeting. “In my opinion the best way to get one is to first get a new General Assembly.” The vestigial off-year staff of the RI GOP is now to be quickly enhanced with experienced, dedicated volunteers who can easily shoulder a growing number of election year tasks. “The emergence of the Rhode Island Republican Strike Force promises to multiply our capacity to sponsor and support General Assembly Candidates,” Zaccaria concluded.
The group consists of several Republican Chairmen and many individuals who have served on other campaigns. Said Napolitano, “We feel that Rhode Island is on the brink, and we must get candidates elected to bring balance to the Rhode Island legislature. The democrat plan of high taxes and big government has brought us to the point we are at and it will take a strike force to counter it.”
The Rhode Island Republican Strike Force will be one leg of a multi-pronged approach. The RI GOP is already in the process of recruiting candidates and securing funding to assist them.
The state party is now in a far better position to demonstrate to prospective candidates the substantive nature of the support it can offer to help them win in November.
The Rhode Island Republican Party sponsors and supports Republican candidates for seats in the state and federal legislatures. As with all state GOP organizations the Rhode Island Republican Party has three seats on the Republican National Committee. Please visit the state party’s web site www.rigop.org.
Press Release: Rhode Island Republican Strike Force