It may be Obama’s USA, but for Caprio, R.I. is still ‘Clinton Country’

Leave it to Rhode Island. The smallest state made big headlines today after gubernatorial hopeful, Democrat Frank Caprio, told President Obama he could “shove it.” The president declined to endorse a candidate in the state’s race, currently dominated by frontrunners Caprio and independent candidate Lincoln Chafee. Caprio’s comment is now the remark being heard around the world, and you bet he’s standing by it.

The self-professed “Clinton Democrat” isn’t sweating it too much though — he has the former White House inhabitant making another stump trip to Rhode Island this weekend. The two go way back; the Providence Phoenix dubs Caprio’s professional admiration a “Clinton fixation.”

Caprio and Clinton have a private moment during Clinton's July visit to the Ocean State — Providence Journal photo

Clinton’s July visit to the Ocean State came just days before his daughter Chelsea’s summer wedding, so it’s possible the Rhody politicians were just angling for an invite to the elite, top secret event. With the nuptials behind him, his upcoming visit to Rhode Island, which Caprio dubs “Clinton Country,” is all business.