Report: Michelle Kwan’s husband running for RI Governor



I can tell you in one sentence everything I know about Clay Pell. He is married to the greatest figure skater to glide on this earth: five-time World champion, nine-time National champion, and two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan. Is there any other shred of info I have on this guy? No. Does it matter? Hells no.

Turns out homeboy has quit his job at the U.S. Department of Education (I guess Common Core was a common bore, lolz) in order to put together an exploratory committee to see if campaigning for office is a good idea. Well, if your wife is an ethereal and legendary ice goddess, then DUH!! CLAY PELL 2014!!

Various internet searches have turned up barely any concrete details on what Pell’s stance would be on any pertinent issues, as his candidacy has yet to be officially announced. He is a registered Democrat, as was his politician father, but that could mean anything. Are we talking Code Pink or Blue Dog? It’s all vague speculation right now.

Herbert Claiborne Pell IV and Michelle Kwan were married in January 2013. Pell has served as a JAG officer in the Coast Guard (and presumably still serves as a reservist.) His grandfather was U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell. Previous reports indicated he was considering running for governor of Rhode Island in the Democratic Primary in 2014.

Jeff Quinton

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