Raimondo Wins Democratic Primary for RI Governor

Gina Raimondo beat out Todd Giroux, Clay Pell and Angel Taveras for the party nomination

General Treasurer Gina Raimondo has won the Democratic nomination for Rhode Island governor after a hard-fought and expensive campaign.

She won Tuesday's primary over Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and newcomer Clay Pell, husband of Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan. Raimondo outraised and outspent both opponents, shelling out more than $5 million.

The 43-year-old campaigned on plans to turn around Rhode Island's troubled economy and be the "jobs governor." She highlighted her work crafting an overhaul of the state's public pension system, which she said proved she could tackle tough issues and get bold things done.

Taveras accused her of being aligned with Wall Street. Pell criticized her handling of the pension overhaul, over which unions and retirees have sued.

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