From the Washington Post --"Much of the reason for Caprio's decline can be chalked up to a spat with the White House over its endorsement in the race. Caprio has come under fire for remarks he made Monday in an appearance on a radio show in which he told Obama to "take his endorsement and really shove it" after his campaign learned that the president would not get behind any candidate in the race. Much of the new survey, though not all of it, was conducted after Caprio made the comments.
Lincoln Chafee, the former GOP moderate senator, now the Independent Candidate for governor, and now the front runner,was an early supporter of Mr Obama's 2008 presidential bid. Earlier there were rumors, since put to rest by Mr Caprio, that he was considering switching to the GOP.
More from the Post -- "Mr Caprio's 'shove it' remark seems to have contributed to a narrative Chafee's campaign was already building around the candidate as lacking the character and temperament to be governor. As one longtime veteran of Rhode Island politics put it, Caprio's remarks were 'impertinent.' "Talking to the president like he's a dock worker, I don't think it's well-received, especially among older voters," the observer added.
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