After Governor Linc Chafee voted for the first time in a Democratic primary, he explained in further detail why he voted for Clay Pell.
“We’ve got a lot of momentum in this state after a lot of hard work,” Chafee said. “Clay Pell is the person to continue that momentum. No divisiveness, labor peace, working with federal partners, local partners, unions, business leaders, that’s what we need in this state.”
He said he wasn’t certain who he would vote for at the beginning of the campaign but said he “had a feeling” it would be Pell.
“Like all citizens we watched the campaigns, you always keep your options open, but I kind of had a feeling who was best to keep the momentum going,” Chafee said.
The governor, who lives in the Potowomut neighborhood of Warwick, voted at Potowomut Country Club this morning. He would not share who else he voted for. His mother, Virginia Chafee, also lives in Potowomut, and the governor picked her up in his state car and the two were among the first voters at the posh polling place this morning. Mrs. Chafee, widow of the late Senator John Chafee, voted in the Republican primary.