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Seth Magaziner leads fundraising for 2022 RI governor’s race

November 3, 2021 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner leads the fundraising among Democrats running for governor in 2022, ending with more than a million dollars in his campaign account.

According to records filed with the state Board of Elections, Magaziner raised $255,000 in the third fundraising quarter, The Providence Journal reported.

Governor Daniel McKee, the second-highest fundraiser, has raised $154,200 in the quarter, ending with $800,682 in his campaign account, The Boston Globe reported.

On Monday, Magaziner’s campaign announced the creation of a finance committee lead by former International Game Technology executive Donald Sweitzer.

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The appointment of Sweitzer drew some criticism from state Sen. Samuel Bell, who questioned why Magaziner “believes it’s ethical to have a lobbyist for a big gambling corporation with significant state business headline his fundraising committee?”

Magaziner’s campaign spokesperson declined to comment on Bell’s comment, the newspaper reported.