Saturday, March 25, 2017
Governor Gina Raimondo had as complex a week as any elected official could have. Raimondo faced highs and lows and now seems to be well in the midst of an election cycle that functionally began in earnest twenty months before election day.
Her top ally quit, she got some good numbers, but also continues to take hits on her agenda.
The most surprising twist is that video spots both for and against her agenda were launched. Rhode Island has never before seen an election start so early and so aggressively -- there are more than 600 days until the election. See why this week was so complex and what it means for the future of the Raimondo administration, the strategy for Rhode Island's economy, and the potential brutality of the 2018 election.