What You Need to Know for the 2018 Primary Election

Matt Brown is a fiscal disaster and can’t be trusted with the state budget.

When Brown ran for U.S. Senate he ran a “near-bankrupt campaign”1 that collapsed under accusations of “apparent laundering of campaign contributions.”2 The Federal Elections commission concluded that Brown had in fact failed to report nearly $150,000 of additional debt and he was fined for it.3 Brown stiffed his vendors4 and quickly left the state5 for five years6 to run a small non-profit where he paid himself almost 300,000 dollars a year,7 nearly three times that of a CEO of a similarly sized non-profit.8 Matt Brown’s record of fiscal mismanagement shows he can’t be trusted with the state budget.

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References:

1: Mayerowitz, S. (2006, April 19). Brown mum on future of campaign. Providence Journal, p. B1.
2: Achorn, E. (2006, April 25). Flooding the Senate primary. Providence Journal, p. B5.
3: Kant, D. (2007, October 24). ADR #408: Matt Brown for U.S. Senate. Retrieved from http://eqs.fec.gov/eqsdocsADR/0000670E.pdf
4: Gold, Laurence E. (14, November 2007). Matt Brown for U.S. Senate, FEC ID#C00409722. Retrieved from http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/687/27020390687/27020390687.pdf
5: Jerzyk, M. (2006, December 30). Matt Brown’s year ends quite differently. Retrieved from http://web.archive.org/web/20070107000344/http://rifuture.org:80/blog/?cat=14
6: Nesi, T. (2018, March 7). ‘I’m in it to win,’ declares blast-from-the-past RI gov candidate Matt Brown. WPRI. Retrieved from https://www.wpri.com/news/eyewitness-news-investigates/im-in-it-to-win-declares-blast-from-the-past-ri-gov-candidate-matt-brown_20180327080706221/1082562454
7: IRS 990 Filings, Global Zero, 2012-2016. Retrieved from https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/455620445
8: The Nonprofit Times. (2014, January 15). 2014 nonprofit salary and benefits: operating budget and CEO pay. Retrieved from http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/news-articles/2014-nonprofit-salary-and-benefits-operating-budget-and-ceo-pay/