Former gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell and his wife Michelle Kwan are making the rounds for Hillary Clinton in Rhode Island this week, as the Clinton campaign looks to keep up momentum from a win in New York. Pell spoke at a house party for Clinton in Kingston on Tuesday.
“People were so excited about Hillary, they wanted to know how to get involved to sign up to go knock on doors, to make phone calls, and also to people who were still making up their minds,” said Pell.
Clinton has planned a campaign rally Saturday in Rhode Island. Pell said it’s an opportunity for Clinton to win over more voters
“Well I think it’s important particularly for Hillary, someone who’s been in the public eye for so long, for people to have a chance to see her, to meet her," said Pell. "In a state like Rhode Island, we know how important it is to have a local connection, to be able to shake someone’s hand.”
New polling data is expected Thursday in Rhode Island’s presidential primary race between Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, and Republicans Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich.
“Well I think the state is likely to go for Hillary, but I do think it’s going to be relatively close,” said Pell. Elections always have a habit of getting relatively closer towards the end, and I suspect this will be a close election.”
Republican John Kasich will also hold a rally at Bryant University on Saturday morning. Democrat Bernie Sanders is expected to stage a rally in New Haven, Connecticut on Sunday.