EMILY's List Prez says Raimondo "Is Going to Jump In and Run"

Mar 11, 2013

While state Treasurer Gina Raimondo remains publicly undecided on a run for governor next year, the president of a top national fundraising organization for women candidates has no doubts.

"Gina Raimondo is going to jump in and run," Stephanie Schriock, the president of EMILY's List, tells Hotline on Call, a DC publication.

The publication uses a controversial photo of Raimondo at a pension overhaul rally in 2011 to illustrate its story on women candidates targeting governor's races around the country. Critics say she was pumping her fist; Raimondo says she was motioning to a supporter.

Raimondo spokeswoman Joy Fox couldn't be reached for comment. If she gets back to us, we'll update this post.

UPDATE: On Tuesday morning, EMILY's List spokeswoman Jess McIntosh declined to comment on the comments made by Schriock.