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Carcieri Moving Toward "Significant Contrasts" with York (posted October 13, 2002)

Rhode Island Republican gubernatorial candidate Don Carcieri says there are "significant contrasts" between him and Democratic opponent Myrth York. Appearing on the WPRI-TV show "Newsmakers" with Jack White and Scott MacKay, Carcieri responded to complaints that he was running a timid campaign that was failing to point out differences with York. She voted to raise taxes and fees "26 times" in the early 1990s as a member of the state Senate, he said. There also are differences in leadership background and views about government, he noted.

Carcieri furthermore complained that York has been running a "good PR campaign" that has remade her public image. As the campaign moves toward election day, he promised more contrasts would become apparent to voters.

Meanwhile, on Friday, the Carcieri campaign released a summary of a poll conducted October 8-9 by its pollster, Jan van Lohuizen, with 504 likely voters. The poll showed that 45 percent of voters preferred York, 42 percent favored Carcieri, and 13 percent were undecided. The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 4.4 percent. Democrats claim their polling shows York with a double-digit lead, but have not released any detailed numbers.
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