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Ian Donnis

Former gubernatorial candidate Clay Pell and his wife Michelle Kwan are making the rounds for Hillary Clinton in Rhode Island this week, as the Clinton campaign looks to keep up momentum from a win in New York. Pell spoke at a house party for Clinton in Kingston on Tuesday. “People were so excited about Hillary, they wanted to know how to get involved to sign up to go knock on doors, to make phone calls, and also to people who were still making up their minds,” said Pell. Clinton has planned...

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A week after her husband former President Bill Clinton stopped by, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will stump in the Ocean State. Clinton will appear somewhere in the state for a rally Saturday.

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The presidential primary comes to Rhode Island in less than a week, and as part of our Rhody Votes ’16 coverage, we’re talking to voters across the state about the candidates and the issues that matter to them. Our producer Joan Moses met Barbara Scott at the Coffee Depot in Warren. She’s a registered Independent weighing a vote for Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton. You can listen to the rest of our RhodyVotes ‘16 voter postcards here .

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The Rhode Island primary is just one week away, and for some voters it will be the first opportunity to cast a ballot in any election. As our RhodyVotes ’16 coverage continues, Rhode Island Public Radio’s Chuck Hinman sits down with three students who all plan to vote for the first time next Tuesday.

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Ohio Governor, and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich will make a campaign stop in Rhode Island. His team made the announcement Sunday.

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U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse stopped by our studio Friday to discuss a wide range of issues, including the 6/10 Connector, the free speech debate on climate change, the outlook for Hillary Clinton, the plight of the middle class, the threat posed by ISIS, and more.

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Rhode Island’s presidential primary is less than two weeks away, and we are listening to voters from across the State. Rhode Island Public Radio producer Martin Gallogly talked to husband and wife Mimi and Bruce Bartlett at Gary's Handy Lunch, a diner in Newport. The Bartletts say one of their biggest concerns is national security, but they disagree with Donald Trump's proposals to deport immigrants, and build a wall along the Mexican border. They plan to vote for a Democrat but they are...

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A crowd gathered at the Community College of Rhode Island's main campus in Warwick on Thursday to hear former President Bill Clinton stump for his wife Hillary Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is widely expected to win Rhode Island later this month. But some local Republicans are not happy with the idea of Trump as their nominee.

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The Democratic presidential campaigns opened new offices in the state Wednesday. The Bernie Sanders Campaign opened a field office in Wakefield. Hillary Clinton's campaign opened an office in Central Falls. Both Democrats opened campaign offices in Providence last week, as Rhode Island's April 26 primary drew closer. Meanwhile, a campaign office for Republican candidate, John Kasich held a grand opening in Warwick on Tuesday. It remains unclear if any of the presidential candidates will stop...

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Today we continue our RhodyVotes ’16 coverage of Rhode Island’s presidential primary with the view from a senior center in Cranston. Our producer Sophie McKibben found Steve McCarthy and Al Roberto working on a jigsaw puzzle and feeling pretty negative about their representatives in Washington D.C. Roberto plans to vote for Donald Trump, but his friend Steve McCarthy remains undecided. You can listen to the rest of our RhodyVotes ‘16 voter postcards here .

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Rhode Islanders have long supported Democrat Hillary Clinton. She won the 2008 primary against future President Barack Obama, but are residents ready to vote for her again?

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State lawmakers and local supporters showed up Thursday for the opening of the Hillary Clinton campaign headquarters in Providence. Many of the state’s Democratic leadership, including Governor Gina Raimondo are backing the former Secretary of State. Warwick resident Justine Lutzel-Caldwell voted for Clinton in 2008 and favors her positions on women’s health. "So reproductive justice is the most important issue for me, and I think that Hillary is the best person, who will fight for a woman’s...

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U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse is backing Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Garland met with Whitehouse Wednesday. Garland is making his customary rounds, meeting with members of Congress as he seeks the judgeship. Garland faces opposition from Republican lawmakers who say they will not allow his confirmation to proceed. Whitehouse said he’s working to ensure that Republican members of Congress will properly vet Garland. “It’s one thing to not give...

Katherine Doherty

The presidential primary comes to Rhode Island in a little more than two weeks. As part of our RhodyVotes '16 coverage of this year’s election, we’re listening to what voters have to say across the state. Our producer Katherine Doherty found a range of views when she spoke to residents in Warwick.

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