Assistant Senate GOP Leader Andre Cushing of Newport has resigned from his leadership post, saying he wants to devote more time to his family.
Republican sources say there’s a need to have someone in the role that will help the GOP keep control of the Senate, and that Cushing can’t commit the time needed to both serve as a senator and direct the campaign efforts.
Cushing has filed to run for re-election to the Senate. Republican senators could elect a new assistant leader next month when they return to the State House to handle vetoes from the special session.
Senate President Mike Thibodeau praised Cushing’s service in leadership.