Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has won election as vice chair of the Democratic Governors Association. Washington Governor Jay Inslee was voted chairman of the 15-member Democratic governors group.
In a statement, Raimondo said she looks forward to working with other governors heading into the 2018 election cycle. Raimondo is expected to face a tough re-election fight herself, with a handful of Republicans gearing up for the chance to run against her.
Raimondo says Democrats have a historic number of gubernatorial candidates running in 2018, in red and blue states, and states with a roughly equal balance of Democrats and Republicans.