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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Does Rhode Island want Raimondo for 4 more years?


Will the Queen remain in power? The Raimondo campaign machine was in full gear on primary day with Governor Gina Raimondo rolling over Matt Brown to move on to the general election with Cranston Mayor Allen Fung. Raimondo was forced to spend $4.7 million to defeat Matt Brown who spent $300,00, announced in April, and lived outside the state for 5 years. Brown pulled within single digits of Gina, but he was unable to respond when Raimondo blasted him with attack ads on TV and with mailers. 

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Despite low approval ratings and a long list of mistakes, the Raimondo campaign delivered with the most expensive ground game the state has ever seen and turned a tight race into a blowout. Raimondo paid staffers even had a slew of mail ballots ready just in case Brown got close. Raimondo refused to debate Brown and instead set her sights on the November election and a rematch with Mayor Fung. Despite her critics, the Gov is 4-0 with elections and continues to raise money at a record setting pace while getting around 66,000 total votes. 

Will the voters give her four more years? Listen to the John DePetro radio show for election 2018.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Primary shocker : Brown moves within margin of error of Raimondo in poll

The campaign of Governor Raimondo has reached the panic level with news of a poll showing challenger Matt Brown has pulled within the margin of error against Gina. Brown has made a last minute surge that has Raimondo scrambling to try and stop the Brown momentum.

 Raimondo has focused extensively on her GOTV( get out the vote) and the ground game have already cast over 4,000 votes in early voting(emergency voting where no ID is required), with more early voting expected on Tuesday. Raimondo has spent over $4 million to fend off a challenge from Brown who emerged in April and had not lived in the state for 5 years. A Democrat source claims out of town donors of Raimondo are in disbelief as she is in the fight of her life in a primary against someone who vanished from the political scene in 2006 and has no money. A huge fear inside the Raimondo campaign remains the unknown of the "ABG vote" known as Anyone but Gina. Team Raimondo is in a panic over Independent voters who plan to vote in the Democrat primary in order to vote against Gina. How many ABG voters are there and how do you poll them? The Raimondo camp convinced Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea to push the primary back to September 12, in an effort to narrow the window of the general election. Instead, the late primary has turned into a nightmare giving Matt Brown more time to campaign and close the gap. 

Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls 

The Raimondo campaign expects to have a cushion of 8,000 no excuse emergency votes( early voting with no ID) before the polls open Wednesday morning at 7:a.m. Will low turnout benefit Gina or Brown? Will Gina steal the primary with early voting? Where is Nellie? For complete election coverage, listen to the John DePetro show.