Scott McKay’s was the first report I saw about the Republican Governor’s pumping a few hundred thousand dollars into the RI Governor’s race on behalf of John Robitaille.
Washington political sources who are in the advertising buying side of political consulting say the RGA is preparing a major last-minute push on behalf of Robitaille. Which must mean they are seeing internal poll numbers that show their candidate with a fighting chance to pull off an upset over independent Lincoln Chafee and Democrat Frank Caprio, the two candidates who have been leading in the public opinion surveys that have been reported in Rhode Island’s media.
In the multi-candidate scrum that is the 2010 RI gubernatorial campaign, a candidate with as little as 35 percent could end up the victor.
McKay’s instincts seem right as I heard Dan Yorke read some sort of press release citing a just-completed
RGA National Republican Congressional Committee poll (which I can’t find anywhere online–but the ProJo refers to it) showing Robitaille tied with Caprio at 28% and Chafee at 27%. Then there is the news that now Caprio is releasing ads attacking Robitaille and it makes one wonder if there is an increasing wind behind Robitaille’s sails.