In the Democratic camp, General Treasurer Gina Raimondo won the nomination, taking in 42% of the vote. Providence mayor Angel Taveras had hoped to capitalize on his working-class, ethnic roots, and millionaire with statewide pedigree Clay Pell hoped that money and name recognition would give him an edge.
Taveras jabbed at Pell, and Raimondo kept rising, like the beer she brought back to Rhode Island. Todd Giroux the Liberty Democrat took in one point, but name recognition went to Raimondo in this fight.
Still, Raimondo's working-class commercials were hard to take. A Rhodes Scholar on the road trying to win Rhode Island votes? Really?
|GOP Gov. Candidate Allan Fung|
The political attacks between the two Republican candidates were disconcerting. From "Blockhead" to "Political Insider" hits, police ticket uproars and Moderate-to-GOP switches (with admissions about supporting Obama, twice), the GOP primary fight was not a clean or clear contest until election night.
At least now it's over.
|Dem Gov. Candidate Gina Raimondo|
Here is the break-down for the Democratic and the Republican vote:
|[hide]Governor of Rhode Island, Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Election Results Via:Rhode Island Primary Unofficial Results.|
|[hide]Governor of Rhode Island, Republican Primary, 2014|