Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Set To Square Off At EconomicForum

Apr 7, 2014

The Democratic candidates for governor are slated to discuss a series of economic issues during a forum this evening in Warwick. The event comes with just about five months until the September 9th primary election.

Democrats Angel Taveras, Gina Raimondo and Clay Pell are expected for the 5 pm candidates’ forum at the Ocean State Theatre Company in Warwick. The discussion is being sponsored by a liberal think tank, the Economic Progress Institute.

The institute says the topics to be discussed include health care, job skills, taxes, and state budget issues. Republican gubernatorial candidates Ken Block and Allan Fung are not expected to attend because of scheduling conflicts.

The candidates’ forum will be among the first since some of the would-be governors met during a similar event in January. The most recent polls have depicted a close race between Taveras and Raimondo, with Pell trailing behind.

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