Democratic primary candidates in Rhode Island governor’s race to take stage for debate

This is a file image of the Rhode Island State House. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Five Democratic primary candidates in the Rhode Island governor’s race will meet on the debate stage Monday. Here’s where the race currently stands.

Gov. Dan McKee took the lead financially with over $1.2 million as of June 30, according to a campaign finance reports released earlier this month.

However, a Morning Consult poll found that he is the lowest rated governor in the country in terms of constituent approval, with his approval rating amongst Rhode Islanders standing at 38%.

Polling data found Sec. of State Nellie Gorbea with 27% of voters, followed by McKee at 22%, and Helena Foulkes at 14%, with 20% of voters still undecided.

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