John McCain-Organization, Rhode Island
revised March 29, 2008

JOHN McCAIN 2008, INC. (March 1, 2007)
JOHN McCAIN 2008 - THE EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE  (filed with the FEC to establish on Nov. 16, 2006)

RHODE ISLAND LEADERSHIP TEAM  (announced Feb. 13, 2008...many announced a year earlier on Feb. 9, 2007)
House Minority Leader, Robert A. Watson   (announced Feb. 9, 2007)

Caswell Cooke Jr., Councilman, Westerly
Susan Story, State Representative

June Gibbs, State Senator
Laurence Ehrhard, State Representative
Nicholas Gorham, State Representative
John Loughlin, State Representative
William McManus, State Representative
Victor Moffitt, State Representative
Carol Mumford, State Representative
John Savage, State Representative

Former Legislators
Christine Callahan, former State Representative
David Dumas, former House Minority Leader
Richard Fleury, former State Representative
Bradford Gorham, former State Senator and House Minority Leader
Charles Millard, former State Representative
Wayne Salisbury, former House Minority Leader, Councilman

Notable Supporters
Richard Anthony, U.S. Navy, Vietnam Veteran
Scott Avedisian, Mayor, Warwick
Elizabeth Dumas, former East Greenwich GOP Chair
Alfred Ferruolo Jr., Warwick GOP Chair, Vietnam Veteran
Margaret Garte lman, 2d Vice-Chair, RI GOP, West Greenwich GOP Chair
Col. Joe Goddard, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Randall Jackvony, Councilman, Cranston
Henry D. Kamradt, Professor, Naval War College
Steve Kass, Former Talk Show Host and Communications Director for Gov. Carieri
J. William Middendorf, former Secretary of the Navy and Ambassador to the Netherlands
Dr. James Patti, Professor, Brown University
Stephen Waluk, Mayor, Newport

endorsed by Gov. Donald L. Carcieri (Feb. 14, 2008; previously backed Romney)

earlier information
Chairman House Minority Leader Robert Watson
(announced Feb. 9, 2007)  Elected to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 1992.  Prior to serving in the House, Watson was a state Senator for two years.  He served as chairman of Sen. McCain’s team in Rhode Island in 2000.
Honarary Co-Chair Eileen Slocum
(announced Feb. 9, 2007)  Republican National Committeewoman from Rhode Island since 1992.  A leading supporter of then Gov. George W. Bush in 2000.  Delegate to GOP conventions in 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996. A former president of the Newport Women’s Republican Club and vice chairman of the Newport Republican City Committee.

Rhode Island Republican Leaders Supporting Senator John McCain (as announced Feb. 9, 2007)

Honorable Susan Story (Representative – District 66)

Honorable John Savage (Representative – District 65)

Honorable John Loughlin (Representative – District 71)

Honorable Richard Singleton (Representative – District 52)

Honorable Carol Mumford (Representative – District 41)

Honorable Laurence Ehrhardt (Representative – District 32)

Honorable Victor Moffitt (Representative – District 28)

Honorable William McManus (Representative – District 46)

Honorable Nicholas Gorham (Representative – District 40)

Honorable June Gibbs (State Senator)

Honorable Richard Fleury (Former Representative – West Warwick)

Honorable Charles Millard (Former Representative – Bristol)

Honorable Christine Callahan (Former Representative – Middletown)

Honorable Bradford Gorham (Former State Senator / Former House Minority Leader)

Honorable David Dumas (House Parliamentarian / Former House Minority Leader)

Honorable Wayne Salisbury (Councilman / Scituate / Former House Minority Leader)

Honorable Stephen Waluk (Councilman / Mayor of Newport)

Margaret Gartelman (2nd Vice Chair – RIGOP / Town GOP Chair – West Greenwich)

Steve Kass (Former Talk Show Host / Communications Director – Gov. Carcieri)

Elizabeth Dumas (Former Town GOP Chair – East Greenwich)
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