Key Political Races Already Beginning to Materialize For 2014

Jul 26, 2013

With more than a year until Rhode Island’s next statewide primary, a growing number of candidates are emerging for some key offices.

Though political races are still a long ways off, candidates are already emerging.

Nellie Gorbea is the latest candidate in a three-way Democratic field for secretary of state. She boasts two decades of public and private sector and experience, and was a high-ranking aide when Matt Brown served as secretary of state.

Gorbea joins two other Democrats in the race for that seat: Guillaume de Ramel, who ran for secretary of state in 2006, and Edwin Pacheo, a former state Democratic chairman.

Rhode Island’s current secretary of state Ralph Mollis is considering a run for lieutenant governor next year since term limits prevent him from seeking re-election. Meanwhile, Cumberland Mayor Dan McKee plans to run for lieutenant governor. Both men are Democrats.