Regunberg operates as both the megaphone on the outside and the voice of reason on the inside. “As an organizer, you need to polarize, set clear lines, put pressure on people,” Regunberg says. It’s an approach that’s earned him some enemies — getting slack, for instance, for his November statehouse rally. “There are lots of things that have gotten me into trouble,” he concedes. But party support and fundraising may prove to be his biggest obstacles, as the Midwest transplant takes on McKee, a former councilman and mayor whose family has run businesses in Rhode Island for over a century.
State Rep. Aaron Regunberg jumped into the lieutenant governor's race in Rhode Island on Tuesday, setting up a showdown with incumbent Democrat Dan McKee.