Yeah, I’m disappointed. One of the first things I did with this blog is interview Elizabeth Roberts as she pursued her candidacy for Lt. Governor. Having witnessed her in actions as a Senator for my district in Cranston, I knew she had tremendous potential, and one day I hoped she would make it to an even higher office than Lt. Governor. She may still, but it appears it won’t be this time around. From her presser:
“I’ve spent the past few months exploring a run for governor, and I want to thank all of my supporters and let them know that I will continue to work to turn the page on politics as usual in Rhode Island,” Roberts said. “I will continue to fight for quality health care for all; a stronger, more diverse Rhode Island economy; and honest, open and effective government. These have been, and will continue to be, the focus of my public service.”
I’m guessing the pre-election polling for Chafee looks good, while the polling for Roberts didn’t look quite as strong. But I don’t know of any campaign polling results that have been released to the public.