2014 election http://ripr.org en Who's Coming & Who's Going at the General Assembly http://ripr.org/post/whos-coming-whos-going-general-assembly <p></p><p>Here's my ongoing look at legislators who have decided to leave the General Assembly -- and the candidates trying to make their way into the 113-seat legislature. (You can email me tips and news releases at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org). As it stands, the General Assembly consists of 101 Democrats, 11 Republicans, and 1 independent. (UPDATE: A lot of stuff happening Wednesday, but I'll continue updating this list as time permits today and perhaps tomorrow).</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:25:45 +0000 Ian Donnis 35627 at http://ripr.org Who's Coming & Who's Going at the General Assembly Rhode Island Politicians Praise Chafee for his Public Service http://ripr.org/post/rhode-island-politicians-praise-chafee-his-public-service <p>As the media burst with news that Gov. Lincoln Chafee was not seeking re-election, the state’s top elected officials crafted statements praising the governor.</p><p>Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and state treasurer Gina Raimondo, who are both expected to run for Chafee’s office, released statements thanking him for his years of public service. Taveras called him a man of integrity, while Raimondo called Chafee an unfailing optimist who always had the state’s best interest at heart.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 20:40:01 +0000 Catherine Welch 21143 at http://ripr.org Rhode Island Politicians Praise Chafee for his Public Service Key Political Races Already Beginning to Materialize For 2014 http://ripr.org/post/key-political-races-already-beginning-materialize-2014 <p>With more than a year until Rhode Island’s next statewide primary, a growing number of candidates are emerging for some key offices.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Nellie Gorbea is the latest candidate in a three-way Democratic field for secretary of state. She boasts two decades of public and private sector and experience, and was a high-ranking aide when Matt Brown served as secretary of state.</p><p></p><p>Gorbea joins two other Democrats in the race for that seat: Guillaume de Ramel, who ran for secretary of state in 2006, and Edwin Pacheo, a former state Democratic chairman.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 12:33:24 +0000 Ian Donnis 19051 at http://ripr.org Key Political Races Already Beginning to Materialize For 2014 Chafee: I Focus on Doing my Job http://ripr.org/post/chafee-i-focus-doing-my-job <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee is shrugging off his lower approval ratings.<br>A survey by the Taubman Center at Brown University shows 25 percent of Rhode Islanders approve of the way Chafee is governing. That’s down from 28 percent in October.<br><br>Chafee says he isn’t worried. "I just do my job and that’s what I’ve done in my whole career&nbsp; as a councilman, as a mayor, as a senator, in private practice. I’ve won elections. I’ve lost elections but all I care about is doing my job."<br>&nbsp;<br>Chafee faces re-election in November, 2014.<br> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:14:14 +0000 Flo Jonic 11429 at http://ripr.org Chafee: I Focus on Doing my Job Friday, February 1, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/friday-february-1-2013 <p>A new poll shows less than half the state approves of the job being done by Governor Lincoln Chafee.&nbsp; A Cranston Florist is being sued for discrimination. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.</p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20podcast%20for%201feb2013">news@ripr.org</a></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 14:45:12 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9599 at http://ripr.org