PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos joined former Democratic congressional candidate Nick Autiello today to lay out the choice for Rhode Island voters in the upcoming September 5th Special Primary Election.
“For me, it has come down to the fact that really, there are only two candidates in this race who can win. And there is only one candidate in this race who should,” said Nick Autiello, former Democratic candidate for Congress. “That person is our Lt. Governor, Sabina Matos.
“Sabina has a proven track record in local and state government to fight for our families and bring change to our communities,” continued Autiello. “I trust that she will do that for us in Washington. She fights for the things that matter for Rhode Islanders, for our everyday lives.”
Autiello drew a stark comparison between Lt. Governor Matos and former state representative Aaron Regunberg.
“Elections are about choices. If you want a candidate who when confronted with challenging information, his first instinct was to lie, vote for Aaron Regunberg. If you want a candidate who has overcome adversity again and again and again, has led, and has shown herself to be accountable and responsible. Vote for Sabina Matos. For me, this is extremely simple,” said Autiello.
Lt. Governor Matos and Mr. Autiello concluded their remarks with the promise to campaign together throughout the district in the coming weeks before the special primary election on September 5.
“I’m grateful to Nick for his support and his friendship,” said Lt. Governor Sabina Matos. “We have known each other for a long time, working together for Governor Raimondo and as residents of the City of Providence for many years. In Washington, I will fight for issues that are critical to Rhode Islanders. Issues like gun safety, protecting our democracy, and protecting reproductive freedom.”
“Our rights, our freedoms are under attack. And, like my parents, and my many other parents, I’m worried about the future that we are living behind to the next generation. I’m worried about the gun safety legislation that needs to be passed in Washington. I’m worried about what future my kids are gonna have. I’m worried about my daughter having fewer rights than I did when it comes to a woman’s right to choose,” added Lt. Governor Sabina Matos.