David Caprio http://ripr.org en Jack Reed formally announces his re-election bid http://ripr.org/post/jack-reed-formally-announces-his-re-election-bid <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Jack Reed D-R.I., made official this morning what everyone in Rhode Island’s political circuit &nbsp;assumed: That he is a candidate for reelection to a fourth six-year term in the Senate.</p><p>Reed’s announcement came before a crowd of 1,000 of his supporters at the senator’s 25<sup>th</sup> annual May Breakfast at Rhodes-on-the- Pawtuxet in his home city of Cranston.</p> Sun, 04 May 2014 18:07:00 +0000 Scott MacKay 33057 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: David Caprio On Unions, The Governor's Race, And A Family In Politics http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-david-caprio-unions-governors-race-and-family-politics <p>The newly elected chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party is our guest on Political Roundtable this week.&nbsp; David Caprio weighs in on his problems with organized labor, a potentially fractious gubernatorial primary and his goals for the party that dominates Rhode Island politics. Rhode Island Public Radio’s Flo Jonic is filling in for Ian Donnis as moderator.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org">news@ripr.org</a></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:50:37 +0000 Flo Jonic 23410 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: David Caprio On Unions, The Governor's Race, And A Family In Politics David Caprio Wins Dem Chairmanship, Takes Aim at Republicans http://ripr.org/post/david-caprio-wins-dem-chairmanship-takes-aim-republicans <p></p><p>David Caprio warmed to the task of scorning Republicans following his unanimous election Thursday night as the new chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party. Speaking before a few hundred party insiders at the Portuguese Club in Cranston, he offered a series of comparison-contrast points to highlight how, as he described it, Democrats remain the party of working families.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 01:05:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 22642 at http://ripr.org David Caprio Wins Dem Chairmanship, Takes Aim at Republicans State Dems Set to Select David Caprio as Chairman http://ripr.org/post/state-dems-set-select-david-caprio-chairman <p>Rhode Island Democrats plan to make their selection of a new state chairman official this evening Thursday.&nbsp; Former state rep David Caprio won the backing for the post last month from House Speaker Gordon Fox.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Democrats will hold a state committee meeting this evening to elect Caprio as their new chairman. No other candidates for the volunteer position are expected.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:00:29 +0000 Ian Donnis 22633 at http://ripr.org State Dems Set to Select David Caprio as Chairman David Caprio Backed By Speaker Fox to Become Next Chair of the RI Democratic Party http://ripr.org/post/david-caprio-backed-speaker-fox-become-next-chair-ri-democratic-party <p>Former state rep David Caprio has House Speaker Gordon Fox’s blessing to become the next chair of the Rhode Island Democratic Party.&nbsp; Rhode Island Democrats are expected to formally endorse Caprio during an October 3<sup>rd</sup> state committee meeting in Cranston.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>David Caprio is a member of one of Rhode Island’s most prominent political families. His brother Frank ran for governor in 2010 and hope to win back his old job as state treasurer next year. Their father, also named Frank Caprio, is the chief municipal judge in Providence.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:52:26 +0000 Ian Donnis 21983 at http://ripr.org David Caprio Backed By Speaker Fox to Become Next Chair of the RI Democratic Party David Caprio Ticketed as New RI Democratic Party Chairman http://ripr.org/post/david-caprio-ticketed-new-ri-democratic-party-chairman <p>RIPR has learned that former state representative David Caprio has been selected to be the new chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party.</p><p>Larry Berman, spokesman for House Speaker Gordon Fox, says Fox is recommending Caprio for the position and will place his name in nomination during an October 3 Democratic State Committee meeting at the Portuguese Club in Cranston. "It is up to the committee" to select Caprio, Berman said. Asked if there will be any other candidates for state party chair, Berman said, "Not that we've heard."</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 23:28:17 +0000 Ian Donnis 21955 at http://ripr.org Frank Caprio "wants another opportunity"; plans to run for treasurer in 2014 http://ripr.org/post/frank-caprio-wants-another-opportunity-plans-run-treasurer-2014 <p>Former state Treasurer <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/frankcaprio">Frank Caprio</a>, whose gubernatorial campaign imploded in 2010, plans to run for the treasurer's office in 2014, according to his former spokesman, Peter Kerwin.</p><p>"I know that he's in," Kerwin says.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:08:44 +0000 Ian Donnis 14231 at http://ripr.org