- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Rhode Island Progressive Democrats have declined to endorse in the governor’s race, calling Gina Raimondo a “Wall Street Democrat” and “unacceptably conservative” on economic issues.

The group said Tuesday it’s also skipping an endorsement in the lieutenant governor’s race but called Republican Catherine Taylor the “better choice for progressives, despite her party affiliation.” Several unions are backing her over Democrat Dan McKee, who vocally supports charter schools.

The group endorsed Democrats Nellie Gorbea for secretary of state and Seth Magaziner for treasurer.

It didn’t endorse in the attorney general’s race either, calling Democratic incumbent Peter Kilmartin too close to the “conservative machine politicians who run our state so poorly.” But the group said it doesn’t support GOP state Sen. Dawson Hodgson on guns, workers’ rights and economic policy.

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