NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The leading Democratic hopefuls for Rhode Island governor are meeting in another live televised debate as they head into the campaign's final stretch.

Treasurer Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and political newcomer Clay Pell are taking part in a debate Tuesday night. It's sponsored by WPRI-TV and The Providence Journal.

The campaigns are in high gear with two weeks to go before the Sept. 9 primary.

Raimondo has been hammering home her plan to address what she calls the state's jobs crisis. Taveras is holding up his experience running the capital city, including addressing its shaky finances. Pell is running as an outsider, saying he will bring a fresh perspective.

Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and businessman Ken Block will meet for a Republican debate next week.

 

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