Emily’s List to back Raimondo for Rhode Island governor

FILE -- In this Jan. 15, 2013 photo, Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina Raimondo testifies at a hearing on same-sex marriage before the House Judiciary Committee, at the Statehouse, in Providence, R.I. Raimondo, 42, announced Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, that she is running for governor as a Democrat in 2014. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Rhode Island Treasurer Gina Raimondo announced Dec. 18 that she is running for governor as a Democrat in 2014. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

Emily's List will endorse state Treasurer Gina Raimondo (D) in her bid for governor of Rhode Island, the group plans to announce later Thursday.

It will be the fifth 2014 gubernatorial endorsement for the group, which supports pro-abortion-rights candidates.

Raimondo, a rising Democratic star, announced her bid Wednesday, putting her on a collision course with another rising Democratic standout, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, who launched his bid in October.

The eventual Democratic nominee will begin the general election as the heavy favorite to win the seat being vacated by Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D).

 

 

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

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