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Democrat Frank Caprio tells Obama to 'shove' his nomination

Democratic gubernatorial candidate for Rhode Island, Frank Caprio, told reporters that President Barack Obama could "shove" his nomination.

His angry words followed the president's refusal to endorse him in the governor's race.

Senior Obama adviser David Axelrod told a cable news show that Mr Caprio had called the White House seeking an endorsement several weeks before the comments, but had been told that President Obama was staying on the sidelines because of his friendship with the independent candidate in the race, former Senator Lincoln Chafee.

  • 27 Oct 2010