Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island’s general treasurer the past three years and the architect of pension overhaul legislation in that state, will run for governor in 2014.

“We’re been able to bring nig changes to Rhode Island. The best way to build on our work the past three years is to seek the Democratic nomination for governor,” Raimondo said in an e-mailed video announcement on Wednesday, confirming a poorly kept secret.

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