Former GOP Senator becomes Independent Governor now a democrat
Governor Gump makes the final transformation and announces he is a liberal democrat at heart. The Chafee move is not a bad one and is being celebrated by his hero The comrade and chief….
What does all this mean? Somehow, John DePetro thinks Deb Gist is now staying. Gist has friends in high places in D.C., and Gump knows that. The unions and labor will be irate, but what are they to do? Chafee likes his chances in a 3-way primary between Raimondo and Mayor Taveras. If Chafee remained Independent, labor would go to Taveras since they hate Gina so much. Now if Chafee wins the primary, he gets the unions despite Gist staying. The primary cost just went up with Chafee and Raimondo prepared to spend whatever it takes. Raimondo felt she could destroy Angel and outspend him, but Gov. Chafee is not to be taken lightly, since he is the first Democrat Governor since Bruce in 1994. Announcing now gives Chafee a full year to get the party comfortable with him, and put pressure Gina and Angel to drop out. Angel will be hurt the most by Chafee in terms of fundraising and there will be pressure for Angel to remain in city hall. Gump is smart to have a friend like Obama in his corner, who will help rally support among the democrat party. Team Chafee likes his chances in a race against Fung and Block. We could be in for four more years of Governor Gump.
|Birds of a feather|
|Give me a license and I vote Chafee|