Kalus hits trail in Narragansett after entering Governor’s race

One of the first stops for Republican Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Ashley Kalus on Tuesday after launching her campaign was in Narragansett.

Kalus got a warm and enthusiastic welcome from a packed banquet room at Arturo Joe’s, from local and state Republicans hoping she will be the Ocean State’s next governor.

Kalus, 39, is a businesswoman and health care executive who recently bought a home in Newport’s Fifth Ward.

The first — and so far only — declared Republican gubernatorial candidate, Kalus is vying to defeat whoever comes out on top in the crowded Democratic field: Gov. Dan McKee, Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, former Secretary of State Matt Brown, former CVS executive Helena Foulkes and activist Luis Daniel Muñoz.

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