Anthony Pesaturo, the veteran pollster and political consultant, and Andrew Annaldo, former Democratic city councilman and mayoral candidate, are conducting exit polls today at voting precincts in the Elmhurst and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods of Providence. The neighborhoods are redoubts of old Providence, the city of Italian and Irish Americans, but a smattering of Latinos have moved in recent years. (Mayor Angel Taveras and his family live there, as does City Council President Michael Solomon).It has long been a Democratic Party redoubt.
With the statewide primary on Tuesday, Scott MacKay, Maureen Moakley, and WPRI.com's Ted Nesi join me to discuss the races for lieutenant governor, treasurer, secretary of state, and the November campaign for attorney general.
The two democrats running for General Treasurer traded barbs yesterday during a televised debate less than a week before the September 9th primary. It was a contest between old school and new school.
Former state treasurer Frank Caprio is trying to get his old job back after an unsuccessful run for governor. He didn’t miss an opportunity to criticize his opponent political newcomer Seth Magaziner for his lack of experience.
Former President Bill Clinton came to Rhode Island Wednesday to lend his support to an old family friend, Seth Magaziner, one of two Democrats vying to be the state's next treasurer. More than 200 people turned out for the fundraiser ($50 suggested contribution) at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
In the race for state treasurer, first-time candidate Seth Magaziner is leading former treasurer Frank Caprio, 43 percent to 31 percent, with 24 percent of voters undecided, according to a new WPRI-TV/Providence Journal poll.
The survey measures 503 likely Democratic primary voters.
Seth Magaziner is one of two Democrats running for state treasurer. On Monday, we heard from former treasurer Frank Caprio, who’s trying to regain his old job. At age 31, Magaziner might be a first-time candidate, but he’s no stranger to politics; his father, Ira Magaziner, was a top aide in the Clinton White House, and Bill Clinton is coming to campaign for Magaziner later this month.
Former state treasuer Frank Caprio is trying to win back his old job. After losing a race for governor in 2010, Caprio is one of two Democrats running in the September 9 primary to succeed outgoing Treasurer Gina Raimondo, who is running for governor. And as he told Rhode Island Public Radio political reporter Ian Donnis, Caprio insists he will be a more transparent treasurer than Raimondo. The two talked as part of our Rhody Votes coverage of the 2014 election.
There's already hint of fall in the air as the political calendar inexorably moves toward Rhode Island's September 9 primary. So thanks for stopping by for my Friday column, and, as always, feel free to send your tips and thoughts my way, and to follow me on the twitters. Here we go.
In December, 1991 Bill Clinton swooped into Providence for a University Club fund-raiser for his nascent presidential campaign. He arrived at Green Airport in a small private plane and was met by former Providence Mayor Joseph Paolino, Suzanne Magaziner and her young son.
As Clinton got off the plane, he reached out and patted the young boy on the head. ``Hey Seth, how areyah?, said the Arkansas governor in the drawl that would become known around the world after his 1992 election as president.
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