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Mon February 10, 2014
Dem’s In RI Governor’s Racing Hammering Out A People’s Pledge
Campaign managers of the three main democrats running for governor met Monday to start hammering out a pledge to limit outside spending in the race. John Marion, president of the good government group, Common Cause, facilitated the two-hour meeting.
The so-called People’s Pledge made headlines in the Massachusetts senate race between Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren. In that race the candidates agreed to discourage outside spending on TV, radio and the internet, but not direct mail.
The three main democrats running for governor in Rhode Island are looking to build on that by limiting director mail as well.
Common Cause President John Marion said Gina Raimondo’s campaign also wants to limit other forms of election spending such as phone banks and neighborhood canvassing. But the campaigns of Angel Taveras and Clay Pell cautioned that it would be difficult to quantify or verify that kind of spending.
The campaigns are working on a draft via email with a penciled in deadline of Monday, said Marion. The campaigns will meet again to hammer out a campaign spending pledge, and that meeting will be open to the media.
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