Edwin Pacheco http://ripr.org en TGIF: 14 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-14-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-3 <p>Contrary to popular belief, TGIF was not MIA last week due to the presence of a Friday afternoon post-season Red Sox game. Regardless, we&#39;re back this week, and Rhode Island keeps on giving, so let&#39;s get going. (Gratuitous reminder: you can follow me on <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">Twitter.</a>)</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:28:26 +0000 Ian Donnis 23088 at http://ripr.org de Ramel Says He'll Report 300K+ Balance After Q2; Gorbea Jumps In http://ripr.org/post/de-ramel-says-hell-report-300k-balance-after-q2-gorbea-jumps <p>The Democratic side of the 2014 race for secretary of state is quickly heating up, with Nellie Gorbea making formal her entry to the tilt and wealthy Newporter<a href="https://twitter.com/gderamel"> Guillaume de Ramel</a> helping to fill his campaign coffers with cash.</p><p>In a news release, de Ramel's campaign says it will report raising nearly $110,000 during the second quarter that ended July 31. The release says de Ramel will have a campaign balance in excess of $300,000 after a "personal investment" by the candidate.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:33:41 +0000 Ian Donnis 18997 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 12 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-12-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-4 <p>Happy Friday and welcome back. Your tips and thoughts are always appreciated in my inbox at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let's dive in.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:40:22 +0000 Ian Donnis 13495 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 10 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-10-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-0 <p>If April is the cruelest month, as T.S. Eliot wrote, perhaps it's due to the chilly weather greeting the start of the baseball season. Welcome back to my weekly column. Your thoughts and tips are always welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 13110 at http://ripr.org Hassett says he'll decide soon on run for secretary of state http://ripr.org/post/hassett-says-hell-decide-soon-run-secretary-state <p>Providence City Councilor Terry Hassett, who was among <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/hassett-eyeing-secretary-of-state-run-for-2014/">the earliest to emerge</a> as a prospective candidate for secretary of state in 2014, says he'll decide by month's end whether to pursue a campaign for that office.</p><p>The field of potential candidates for SoS has changed considerably since Hassett's interest was first reported in mid-2011.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:38:28 +0000 Ian Donnis 9825 at http://ripr.org