'I know I'll get by this': Senate President Ruggerio breaks silence on health, rumors of a coup

Apr 19, 2024 1028

One of the most powerful men in Rhode Island has cancer. As a proud − and some close to him say "stubborn" − 75-year-old Italian man who has been a part of Rhode Island's political life for more than four decades, Senate President Dominick Ruggerio was not keen on talking about his health − or the very private conversation he had about it with his No. 2.

But he broke his silence earlier this week about his health, his slow, cane-assisted gait, the Senate sessions he missed earlier this year and his election-year plans amid a swirl of fresh and not entirely unfounded rumors.

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SOURCE: https://eu.providencejournal.com

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