PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Moderate Party founder Ken Block will once again be the face of his party's 2014 gubernatorial run, according to a website that went live this morning.
The website, www.blockforgovernor.com, asks voters to donate and support Block's candidacy.
"It is time for Rhode Island voters to support and vote for the candidate that they believe is most capable of solving the state's problems," The website states. "Ken Block has been a consistent advocate to improve these areas that make up the basic building blocks of modern society."
Reached by phone Block said there was going to be an "announcement shortly" but declined to elaborate further. He did confirm the website was launched on Tuesday.
In a news release issued a short time later, Block formerly announced his candidacy and the formation of a finance committee stating "...the state needs a Governor who is not afraid to use the bully pulpit of the office."
"Rhode Island is starved for leadership and desperate for a Governor who won't just talk about economic development, but who actually has the skills to do something about it," Block said in the statement.
Block received 6.5 percent of the vote in the 2010 elections. His party needs the gubernatorial candidate to receive at least five percent in order for the party to continue to be recognized by the state.
The 47 year-old Barrington resident is the only announced candidate for governor. Former Auditor General Ernest Almonte withdrew his candidacy earlier this month to announce his intention to run for General Treasurer.
This version was modified from the original to add comments from a press release issues shortly after the original article was published.
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