By Kenneth R. Bazinet
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU
WASHINGTON - President Obama may have to eat some humble pie and do some fence-mending Monday with the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island he previously shunned.
Obama refused to endorse the Dem as a favor to the independent candidate in the race.
The Democrat, Frank Caprio, says Obama can "shove it."
That doesn't mean much to Caprio, who went off on the President Monday morning on a Providence radio station.
Obama will tour a factory in Woonsocket Monday and is the headliner later at two Providence fund-raisers for congressional candidates.
Caprio indicated he may skip the events.
Caprio told WPRO Obama can "take his endorsement and shove it," calling the decision not to endorse a Democrat "Washington insider politics at its worst."
The White House has yet to comment on the latest sign that Obama is the leader of a deeply-divided party.