Taveras asks Raimondo, others to sign pledge to curb outside spending

By Dan McGowan

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – He hasn’t formally declared his intention to run for governor, but Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is already trying to set the rules for the race.

The first-term Democrat on Wednesday asked any Democrat mulling a run for the state’s top job to sign a “People’s Pledge” to limit spending by Super PACs and other out-of-state groups during the 2014 election season, a practice that gained notoriety following a Supreme Court decision that opened the door to unlimited campaign spending by outside groups.

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