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Public support for GOP impressive, says Ada

THE NMI Republican Party president was impressed by public support for the GOP candidates’ first road-waving activity, Friday, in Oleai-Beach Road.

James Ada, who is also the Department of Public Works secretary, said the turnout was overwhelming.

All the GOP candidates headed by Gov. Ralph Torres and his running-mate, Senate President Arnold Palacios, participated in the event except for Rota House candidate Glenn Maratita and senatorial candidate Felix Santos.

The candidates, along with their family members and supporters, started their road-waving activity at 4:30 p.m. at the intersection near Atkins Kroll Toyota.

Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres and his running mate Senate President Arnold I. Palacios pose with Rep. BJ Attao of Precinct 3, Rep. Leepan Guerrero of Precinct 1 and supporters during the GOP road-waving activity, Friday, at the Oleai-Beach Road intersection. Photo by Cherrie Anne E. VillahermosaGov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres and his running mate Senate President Arnold I. Palacios pose with Rep. BJ Attao of Precinct 3, Rep. Leepan Guerrero of Precinct 1 and supporters during the GOP road-waving activity, Friday, at the Oleai-Beach Road intersection. Photo by Cherrie Anne E. Villahermosa

Traffic slowed down as motorists expressed their support by honking their vehicles’ horns and waving back at the candidates.

The road-waving activity ended at around 6:30 p.m.

“I’m very happy with the people’s show of support,” Ada said. “Although we already anticipated that a lot of people would come out to show their support we didn’t expect that it was going to be like this — a very huge success and a big turnout.”

Ada said the party’s next activity will be held on April 21 at the Civic Center — the candidates’ first meet-and-greet event. It will start at 9 a.m. and there will be motorcades for each election precinct, he added.

Ada thanked the candidates and party supporters who traveled all the way from Rota and Tinian to participate in the road-waving event.

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Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/103533-public-support-for-gop-impressive-says-ada

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