Raimondo Hiring Jonathan Blair As Campaign Manager


Raimondo Hiring Jonathan Blair As Campaign Manager

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is hiring Jonathan Blair — who guided Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy’s re-election in 2014 — as her campaign manager, Rhode Island Public Radio has learned from multiple sources.

Raimondo faces a potentially tough re-election fight, with polls showing her approval rating at below 50 percent. But the first-term Democrat has already stockpiled more than $3 million in her campaign account, a far greater amount than any of her Republican rivals.
In 2014, Raimondo beat Cranston Mayor Allan Fung by four points, becoming the first woman to win election as Rhode Island’s governor.
Fung and House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan …

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