Race for governor of RI 2022 : McKee challenged by Kalus


PROVIDENCE − Gov. Dan McKee was on his way to a decisive victory on Tuesday night after beating back an aggressive challenge from Rhode Island newcomer Ashley Kalus in his battle to keep the office he inherited a year ago.

With 96% of 414 polling places reporting, Democrat McKee had 58% of the vote, and Republican Kalus 38.8%.

Kalus called McKee Tuesday night to concede the race, and told supporters at a Republican gathering in Warwick: “When we started this campaign nine months ago, we did it to advocate for a better Rhode Island, a Rhode Island that people can be proud of.”

“While we may not have won tonight, we should be incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished. We highlighted problems that are plaguing our state. We highlighted that people are struggling so their needs can hopefully be met, and we brought front and center the most important issues of our time.”



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