Dawson Hodgson http://ripr.org en Challenger Hodgson & AG Kilmartin Spar on Radio Ad http://ripr.org/post/challenger-hodgson-ag-kilmartin-spar-radio-ad <p>Democratic Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and his Republican challenger, state Senator Dawson Hodgson (R-North Kingstown), are sparring over Hodgson’s first campaign commercial. Hodgson’s radio ad uses 38 Studios to criticize Kilmartin.</p><p>The spot states in part:<strong> “</strong>38 Studios --- what a disaster. You’d think that Attorney General Peter Kilmartin would tell us which insiders got us into this mess and how much money they made.”</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:22:25 +0000 Ian Donnis 34300 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-24 <p>Thanks for stopping by for my Friday column. You can follow me through the week <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a> and your thoughts and feedback are welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:01:52 +0000 Ian Donnis 33685 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: Kilmartin on 38 Studios, Guns, Deepwater & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-kilmartin-38-studios-guns-deepwater-more <p>Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joins Bonus Q+A to talk about 38 Studios, Deepwater Wind, gun violence and gun control, and a host of other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 33627 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Kilmartin on the Debate Over Repaying 38 Studios' Bondholders http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-kilmartin-debate-over-repaying-38-studios-bondholders <p></p><p>Attorney General Peter Kilmartin joins Political Roundtable to discuss warnings to the state from credit-rating agencies over 38 Studios; the debating over repaying the company's debt; and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 33625 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Kilmartin on the Debate Over Repaying 38 Studios' Bondholders Bonus Q+A: Hodgson on 38 Studios, Guns, the General Assembly & More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-hodgson-38-studios-guns-general-assembly-more <p>State Senator Dawson Hodgson (R-North Kingstown), the Republican candidate for attorney general joins Bonus Q&amp;A to discuss unanswered questions about 38 Studios, his challenge to AG Peter Kilmartin, his effort to impose stiffer sentences for illegally possessing a gun, and many other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 32574 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Hodgson on the Fox Probe, His Run for AG, I-195 Confidentiality & More http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-hodgson-fox-probe-his-run-ag-i-195-confidentiality-more <p></p><p>Republican attorney general candidate Dawson Hodgson joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the ongoing probe involving former House speaker Gordon Fox; Hodgson's challenge to Democratic AG Peter Kilmartin; questions of confidentiality involving the development of former I-195 land; and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 32573 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Hodgson on the Fox Probe, His Run for AG, I-195 Confidentiality & More Kilmartin Hires Ernie Carlucci As His Chief of Staff http://ripr.org/post/kilmartin-hires-ernie-carlucci-his-chief-staff <p>Attorney General <a href="http://www.riag.ri.gov/">Peter Kilmartin</a> has hired Ernest "Ernie" J. Carlucci, a former deputy district director for Congressman David Cicilline, as his chief of staff. The move comes as Kilmartin faces a re-election challenge this year from state Senator <a href="http://ripr.org/post/hodgson-renews-push-independent-commission-probe-38-studios">Dawson Hodgson</a> (R-North Kingstown).</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:50:46 +0000 Ian Donnis 28805 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-18 <p>Welcome back to my weekly column. The political year is quickly gaining momentum, so let's head on in. As always feel welcome to drop me a line at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org and to follow me <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:54:41 +0000 Ian Donnis 27816 at http://ripr.org Republican Lawmaker Dawson Hodgson Seeks Attorney General Position http://ripr.org/post/republican-lawmaker-dawson-hodgson-seeks-attorney-general-position <p>State Senator Dawson Hodgson of North Kingstown Tuesday launched his Republican challenge to Democratic Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.&nbsp; Hodgson says the theme of his campaign will be one of standing up for Rhode Island.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Hodgson is a former state prosecutor serving his second term in the Senate. He’s best known for calling for the creation of an independent commission to investigate failed video game company 38 Studios. Hodgson said he’s consistently been an advocate for the people of the state.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:00:13 +0000 Ian Donnis 27711 at http://ripr.org Republican Lawmaker Dawson Hodgson Seeks Attorney General Position Hodgson Launches GOP Challenge Against AG Kilmartin http://ripr.org/post/hodgson-launches-gop-challenge-against-ag-kilmartin <p></p><p>State Senator <a href="http://www.hodgsonforsenate.com/">Dawson Hodgson</a> (R-North Kingstown) launched a challenge Tuesday to Attorney General <a href="http://www.peterkilmartin.com/">Peter Kilmartin</a> by touting himself as a stronger advocate for the people of Rhode Island.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:59:43 +0000 Ian Donnis 27671 at http://ripr.org Hodgson Launches GOP Challenge Against AG Kilmartin