Michelle Kwan stumps in Sochi for husbands run for RI governor

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Information provided by the Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia (AP) Michelle Kwan is fitting in some time for political campaigning while she covers the Sochi Games.

The two-time Olympic figure skating medalist is asking notable names to pose for a photo holding a pin supporting her husband, Clay Pell, for governor of Rhode Island.         

At a skating practice Friday, Kwan snapped a photo of Olympic swimming champion Summer Sanders with the pin. Kwan is working for Fox Sports as an analyst in Sochi.

Pell is a 32-year-old Democrat and is the grandson of late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell, known for his work to establish the federal scholarship program Pell Grants.            

Pell faces two Democrats in the primary, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo.                 

Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and businessman Ken Block are running as Republicans.

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