$35 and 22% of the vote – the race to be governor of Rhode Island


A staple of Unit 3 is elections and the money spent as well as parties and the lack of third party success. This example therefore proves to be both entertaining and relevant.

Bob Healey ran as a candidate for governor of Rhode Island for the Moderate Party and achieved an impressive 22% of the vote and only spent $35 on his campaign! It is a hugely useful article to provide some more recent fodder – while he may not have been hugely serious, better to be up to date than once again rehash Nadar and Perot in your essays. Plus, you’ll never forget his beard!