Another outburst of Raimondomania flared when state Treasurer Gina Raimondo was a guest last week on Greater Boston, a Hub-centric public affairs show on WGBH-TV. Getting the attention of Bostonians is no small accomplishment.
Republican congressional candidate Brendan Doherty had a strong fundraising quarter, raising about $308,000 in Q3, according to an estimate provided by campaign manager Ian Prior. The estimate for Doherty’s cash on hand is $506,000.
Numbers for Q3 weren’t avaiable yet from Democrat David Cicilline’s campaign. Cicilline pulled in more than $300,000 in Q2.
Jennifer Duffy, the Rhode Island native who is a Washington, D.C. political savant, is slated to be the keynote speaker October 18 at the 69th annual dinner of the Rhode Island Public expenditure Council, the business-financed government research group.
Duffy, senior editor for the Cook Political Report, the nonpartisan newsletter that analyzes U.S. elections and political trends, has become a staple on national news television news programs and on cable news outlets.
Looking for a no-brainer issue for Rhode Island General Assembly candidates this fall? RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay has one that should resonate with taxpayers.
Even in the middle of a glorious summer, the ocean sometimes just doesn’t compensate for living in the Ocean State. This has become a season of both electioneering and discontent.
Our state’s economy is in the dumpster. As our New England neighbors are recovering from the recession, Rhode Island remains the region’s only state with an unemployment rate that remains stubbornly above the national figure.
The grand old man of American liberalism turned 90 recently and was feted at a party in Washington, D.C. Sen. George S. McGovern is best remembered as the anti-Vietnam War tribune who lost the 1972 election to Republican Richard Nixon in a 49-state landslide. (McGovern won only Massachusetts).
Robert Walsh, executive director of the National Education Association Rhode Island, has never been shy with his opinions. And he’s confident that unions will succeed in legally overturning the state’s much-ballyhooed pension overhaul of 2011.