Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Ken Block (R) is as pleased as punch that newly-appointed House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello has appointed two long-time critics of the 38 Studios loan to leadership positions in the House Oversight Committee.
"They both have records of standing up to the political establishment and fighting against the back room corruption of the 38 Studios deal," Block said of Reps. Karen MacBeth, the new chairwoman, and Spencer Dickinson, the new vice-chairman.
Block said that Dickinson "has also proven himself as an independent voice who will stand up for his constituents against the Democratic political establishment," while his opponents in the race for governor made campaign contributions to former House Speaker Gordon D. Fox. Fox recently stepped down as speaker after the FBI raided his home last week.
This is not the first time Block has run for the highest office in the state; he ran in 2010 and came in at a distant fourth as the Moderate Party candidate.
Source: Providence Journal