PROVIDENCE â€“ Local talk radio hosts are having no end of fun with a Florida TV stationâ€™s identification of Attorney General Peter Kilmartin as a â€śSarasota resident,â€ť and now state Sen. Dawson Hodgson, a Republican candidate for attorney general, is adding questions of his own.
Kilmartin, whose full-time residence is in Pawtucket, has a vacation home in Sarasota where he stayed during a recent January vacation. While there, he and his wife, Kristine, visited the Sarasota Arts Festival, and he was buttonholed by a local TV reporter for a comment on the event.
â€śThere is such diversity and such creativity,â€ť Kilmartin marvels in the news clip. â€śItâ€™s really amazing to see all the talent on display. I just wish I had a lot of money so I could afford it all.â€ť As he was speaking, he was identified onscreen as a Sarasota resident.
That prompted a call by Hodgson for Kilmartin to release his travel records to give â€śan accounting of his whereabouts during the course of his administration.
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