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.
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