Rhode Island

Rhode Island Gov. McKee Vows to Maintain Fight Against Virus

A ceremonial inauguration is being held for Gov. Daniel McKee on Sunday on the Rhode Island Statehouse steps.

Daniel J. McKee, Nellie Gorbea

Rhode Island Gov. Daniel McKee vowed to lead the state back to a sense of normalcy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic during a ceremonial inauguration held Sunday on the Statehouse steps in Providence. The Democrat was officially sworn-in Tuesday night in private following the resignation of former Gov. Gina Raimondo, who is now President Joe Biden’s commerce secretary. McKee is serving out the remainder of Raimondo’s four-year term but has said he’ll run for governor outright in 2022.  The 69-year-old served as the state’s lieutenant governor and is a former longtime mayor of Cumberland. 

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