- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - President Barack Obama fit in a campaign stop with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo after his speech on the economy and women at Rhode Island College.

The two stopped at Gregg’s Restaurant on the Providence-Pawtucket border to chat with diners Friday.

Obama ordered a cheeseburger and Raimondo ordered a turkey club. He also ordered a “death by chocolate” layer cake for the trip home on Air Force One, and left a $20 tip.

Before leaving the counter to shake hands in the dining room, Obama reminded everyone to vote and said Raimondo would make a great governor.

Owner Robert Bacon says the restaurant had about a half-hour’s notice the president was coming in. The White House didn’t announce the stop.

Raimondo is in a tight race with Republican Allan Fung.


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