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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