Seth Magaziner en Clinton Fundraiser for Magaziner Set for Tuesday in NYC <p>As we <a href="">previously reported</a>, former president Bill Clinton will headline <a href="">a New York City fundraiser</a> Tuesday evening for <a href="">Seth Magaziner</a>, one of three Democrats running to be Rhode Island's next general treasurer.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:04:29 +0000 Ian Donnis 30213 at James Diossa and Grace Diaz Endorse Caprio for Treasurer <p>Frank Caprio has won the endorsement of two key Latino elected officials -- Central Falls Mayor James Diossa and state Representative Grace Diaz (D-Providence) -- as he tries to win a three-way Democratic primary fight with Ernest Almonte and Seth Magaziner.</p><p>While Magaziner has attracted help from <a href="">Bill Clinton</a>, and state Senator Juan Pichardo (D-Providence) endorsed Almonte this week, Caprio has also attracted support from the mayors of Johnston and North Providence.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:59:34 +0000 Ian Donnis 30116 at Caprio Wins Endorsement from Rhode Island State Association of Firefighters <p>Former state treasurer<a href=""> Frank Caprio</a> has won a coveted endorsement -- from <a href="">the Rhode Island State Association of Firefighters</a> -- as he fights to regain his former office in a three-way Democratic primary.</p><p>The association represents almost 2000 firefighters across Rhode Island, encompassing 36 local unions.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:23:17 +0000 Ian Donnis 28613 at Bill Clinton Expected to Headline March 11 NYC Fundraiser For Seth Magaziner <p>Former President Bill Clinton is expected to headline a March 11 fundraiser for treasurer candidate<a href=""> Seth Magaziner </a>in New York City, according to Magaziner's campaign manager.</p><p>Magaziner's campaign manager, Evan England, says the venue for the fundraiser has yet to be finalized.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:25:14 +0000 Ian Donnis 28584 at Patrick Kennedy endorses Seth Magaziner for RI Gen. Treasurer <p>Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy has endorsed Seth Magaziner &nbsp;for the Democratic nomination for Rhode Island state general treasurer.</p><p>In a news release, Kennedy said, ``I am proud to support Seth because I know he is the best candidate to move Rhode Island forward.’’</p><p>Kennedy also said, ``Not only will bring a steady hand to the state’s finances, he will bring new energy and fresh ideas that will put Rhode Islanders to work and make our state competitive in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century economy.’’</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:53:45 +0000 Scott MacKay 28246 at Raimondo: Happy Thanksgiving, send me campaign money <p>A window into just how relentless campaign fund-raising has become: Democrat &nbsp;Gina Raimondo’s latest email wishing Rhode Islanders a Happy Thanksgiving.</p><p>The Internet missive contains a photo of the state treasurer with her husband Andy and children Tommy and Ceci. ``At Thanksgiving…I think about everything we are grateful for. We live in an amazing state with so much potential, we are surrounded by family and friends who care about us, and living up to our Italian traditions, we are preparing and eating way too much food.’’</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 17:42:39 +0000 Scott MacKay 25450 at TGIF: 12 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media <p>Here we go: after months (years?) of salivating by local political junkies, Rhode Island's 2014 race for governor is about to get real. Sure, most voters won't tune in until some time next year, but <a href="">an announcement on Monday</a> will mark a new phase in the contest. So thanks for stopping by, and as always, feel free to drop me a line at idonnis (at) dot (org) or to follow me<a href=""> on the twitters</a>. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:05:29 +0000 Ian Donnis 23788 at Passing the torch to a new generation of RI pols <p>Out with old and in with the new. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay explains why that may be the theme of Rhode Island’s 2014 election cycle.</p><p>John F. Kennedy put it eloquently in his 1961 inaugural address: ``Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.’’</p><p>The Ocean State elections promise to turn friend into foe, but that happens every two years in our insular political culture. What is becoming notable as the parade forms for the 2014 is the changing of the generational guard.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:24:19 +0000 Scott MacKay 23793 at Political Roundtable: Magaziner on Super PACs, Gun Divestment + His Run for Treasurer <p></p><p>Democratic candidate for general treasurer Seth Magaziner joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his campaign; the debate between Angel Taveras and Gina Raimondo over third-party spending; divesting the state pension fund from gun-related companies; and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 23734 at Political Roundtable: Magaziner on Super PACs, Gun Divestment + His Run for Treasurer Bonus Q+A: Magaziner on Hedge Funds, Economic Development + Teach For America <p>Democratic Treasurer candidate Seth Magaziner joins Bonus Q+A to talk about his campaign a host of other issues, including pension management, hedge funds, using the treasurer's office to create jobs, and whether being 30 is an advantage or a disadvantage as a candidate.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 23745 at