Contrasting candidates compete for lieutenant governor
Aug. 31, 2018
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two candidates on different sides of the Democratic spectrum are competing to become the next lieutenant governor for Rhode Island.
The Providence Journal reports on one side is 67-year-old incumbent Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee, and the other is his progressive challenger, 28-year-old state Rep. J. Aaron Regunberg.
Regunberg's campaign does not accept donations from corporate political action committees, and he has faulted McKee for taking "dark money."
McKee hit back, saying Regunberg changed a WPRI-TV story to make it appear as if he was misusing taxpayer money.
While McKee wants to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, Regunberg wants to introduce universal health care.
Brown University political science professor Wendy Schiller says the winner will depend on who shows up to vote.