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Leading Invenergy Opponent Roselli Declares for Gov. Against Raimondo in Primary on GoLocal LIVE

Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

Roselli - announces he will primary Raimondo

Paul Roselli, one of the leading opponents of the proposed Invenergy power plant, today announced on GoLocal LIVE that he will primary Gina Raimondo in the Democratic primary in September of 2018.

"I am running for Governor -- Raimondo has ignored 'ordinary citizens,'" said Roselli.

Raimondo is expected to seek reelection in 2018 for Governor. 

About Roselli

Roselli is a graduate of LaSalle Academy and earned two degrees from the University of Rhode Island. Professionally, he is a documentary maker and involved in environmental education.

Roselli stands in stark contrast to Raimondo — he being a populist, progressive, and Raimondo often tied to Wall Street interests due to her career as a venture capitalist and her fundraising from New York business interests.

Roselli, who initially filed as an independent, changed to Democrat.  "I realized I wanted to be able to face-off against [Raimondo] more," said Roselli. "This is about her taking the Invenergy check out in Chicago."

Request for comment from Raimondo’s campaign was not responded to at a time of publication. 

Morning Consult Poll

In July, GoLocal reported, that Raimondo had an approval rating of 43% in the Morning Consult Poll.

The list of "Most and Least Popular Governors" saw Massachusetts' Charlie Baker take the top spot for approval nationwide at 71% -- and Raimondo come in fifth in New England, with struggling Connecticut's Dan Molloy at 27%, who Morning Consult noted "remains the most unpopular Democratic governor in the country."

Wrote Morning Consult:

Bruce Rauner (R-Ill.) and Gina Raimondo (D-R.I.), two governors facing difficult paths to re-election next year, are also among the most unpopular governors. Almost half (47 percent) of Rhode Islanders said they disapprove of Raimondo while the share of voters approving of her job performance declined 5 points, to 43 percent. 

 

Related Slideshow: 2016 Raimondo’s Staff Salaries

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Curren, Meredith

Director of Appointments

$5,000

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Rolfe, Catherine

Communications Associate

$36,471

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Pellegrino, Angelika

Communications Associate

$36,471

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Hytinen, Neil

Legislative Aide

$40,895

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Abell, Octavia

Special Assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff

$44,271

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Gutierrez, Julia

Protocol Manager

$44,271

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Casttriotta, Rebecca

Executive Administrative Asssitant

$47,228

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Gering, Catherine

Appointment Special Assitant

$48,715

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Natareno, Jason

Special Assistant to the Governor

$48,973

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Allard, David

Outreach Manager

$52,272

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Manning, Helen

Special Assistant to the Governor

$53,003

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Harris, Kelly

Director of Scheduling

$56,694

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Inman, Bradford

Director of Constituent Services

$56,694

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Poddar, Keshav

Policy Analyst

$56,982

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Abelow, Hannah

Policy Analyst

$56,982

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Greene, Judith

Legal Administrative Assistant

$59,036

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Fondreur, Jennifer

Office Manager

$63,793

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Vota, Americo

Community Affairs & Outreach Advisor

$61,751

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Desiderato, Ronald

Special Assistant to the Governor

$64,940

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Wison, Dana

Executive Assistant to the Governor

$67,508

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Nevins, Arthur

Education Policy Advisor

$69,144

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Amol Gabriel

Director of Public Engagement

$82,572

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Aberger, Marie

Press Secretary

$88,798

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Hudson, Heather

Policy Advisor

$93,575

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Iannazzi, Andrea

Special Counsel

$98,340

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Raia, Mchael

Director of Communications

$122,186

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Cheng, Eileen

Deputy Counsel

$122,186

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Moses, Amy

Deputy Counsel

$126,951

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Bucci, Matthew

Director of Governor's Office

$146,026

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Vura-Weis, Lisa

Deputy Chief of Staff

$146,026

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Gallagher, Kevin

Deputy Chief of Staff

$146,026

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Richards, Claire

Executive Counsel

$155,385

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Beane, Eric

Deputy Chief of Staff

$155,564

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Smiley, Brett

Chief of Staff

$170,460

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Cruise, R.David

Legislative Director

$178,899

 
 

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