By MICHELLE R. SMITH
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina Raimondo (ray-MON'-doh) says she's running for governor.
The Democrat has been gearing up her campaign for months, but made it official Wednesday in a video emailed to supporters.
In it, she says she wants to bring people together to tackle the state's challenges.
Raimondo joins a Democratic field that includes Providence Mayor Angel Taveras (tuh-VEHR'-us). Also considering a run is Democrat Clay Pell, grandson of the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell.
Democratic Gov. Lincoln Chafee (CHAY'-fee) is not running for a second term.
Raimondo already holds a lead in fundraising, with $2.3 million as of Sept. 30. Taveras had less than $800,000.
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and businessman Ken Block are running as Republicans.
Raimondo was elected treasurer in 2010. Before that, she was a venture capitalist.Tags: