Gina Raimondo (Rhode Island & New 1993) wins Democratic primary in Rhode Island gubernatorial race

Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina Raimondo has won the state's Democratic nomination for the 2014 gubernatorial race. She earned 42 per cent of the vote, with her opponents, Angel Taveras and Clay Pell, earning 29 and 27 per cent respectively. Raimondo will run against the Republican Mayor of Cranston, Allan Fung, in the general election. If she prevails, it will be the first time a Democrat won an election for governor since 1992. She will also be the first woman elected to governor in the state's history.   

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