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Executive Experience Distinguishes Whitehouse from Rivals, AG Says (posted July 29, 2001)

Appearing on WJAR-TV show "10 News Conference", Rhode Island Attorney General Sheldon Whitehouse said that it was his "executive experience" that distinguished him from his probable rivals in the 2002 governor's race. Citing his time as U.S. Attorney and Attorney General, Whitehouse noted that he had combat experience which his opponents lacked. House Finance Committee Chairman Tony Pires knows the budget and Lieutenant Governor Charles Fogarty worked on several issues, but their executive experience was "slim to none", Whitehouse proclaimed.

In the last two weeks, Pires and Fogarty each have appeared on the same interview show. Asked why voters should prefer them to Whitehouse, Pires noted his "working class" background and familiarity with government issues. Fogarty discussed his commitment to public service and activism on behalf of issues such as health care.
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