Corrente resigns as head of RI Moderate Party

November 19, 2010

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PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The chairman of Rhode Island's Moderate Party has stepped down, and the party's founder and first candidate for governor, Ken Block, has stepped back into the role.

Party executive director Christine Hunsinger says former U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente (kuh-RENT'-ee) resigned the week after the Nov. 2 election.

Block, an entrepreneur, got 6.5 percent of the vote in this month's election, enough to guarantee the party a spot on the ballot.

Corrente was named chairman in February, when Block announced his gubernatorial run. Hunsinger says at the time they were looking to define themselves, and Corrente fit into the party's emphasis on ethics and good government.

Corrente was not very visible during the campaign. Hunsinger says the party is grateful for his support.