Guillaume de Ramel http://ripr.org en TGIF: 15 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-15-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-1 <p>The year ended as 2013 began: with Rhode Island's political/media class fixated on the looming race for governor in 2014. At least we're a bit closer now. With that in mind, welcome back to my weekly column. Your tips and thoughts are always welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and your cordially invited to follow me <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's get to it.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:48:38 +0000 Ian Donnis 26598 at http://ripr.org Bonus Q+A: de Ramel on Voter ID, Early Voting, Campaign Finance + More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-de-ramel-voter-id-early-voting-campaign-finance-more <p>Guillaume de Ramel joins us on Bonus Q+A this week to discuss his Democratic run for secretary of state and a host of related issues, including voter ID, how to increase voting participation, the impact of money in his primary battle with rival Democrat Nellie Gorbea, and more.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:32:29 +0000 Ian Donnis 26588 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: de Ramel on Running for Sec. of State, the Governor's Race + Exeter Recall http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-de-ramel-running-sec-state-governors-race-exeter-recall <p></p><p>Democratic Secretary of State candidate Guillaume de Ramel joins us on Political Roundtable this week to discuss his campaign; Gina Raimondo's entry in the race for governor; and possible fallout from the recall election defeated in Exeter.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 26546 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: de Ramel on Running for Sec. of State, the Governor's Race + Exeter Recall Political Roundtable: Gorbea on Voter ID, Education + Why She's Running for Secretary of State http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-gorbea-voter-id-education-why-shes-running-secretary-state <p>Democratic Secretary of State candidate Nellie Gorbea joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss her campaign; Rhode Island's Voter ID law, the move to create separate councils overseeing K-though-12 and higher education; and the lack of bidders for a study on the impact of not paying back investors in 38 Studios.</p><p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 26174 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Gorbea on Voter ID, Education + Why She's Running for Secretary of State TG1F: 10 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tg1f-10-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media <p>The Red Sox win big, politics never takes a holiday, and the calendar turns to November, marking the one-year mark until Rhode Island's next general election. Thanks for stopping by. As always, feel free to send me tips and feedback at idonnis (at) ripr (org) and to <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">follow my short takes via Twitter</a>. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 20:18:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 24146 at http://ripr.org Passing the torch to a new generation of RI pols http://ripr.org/post/passing-torch-new-generation-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 http://ripr.org de Ramel Says He'll Report 300K+ Balance After Q2; Gorbea Jumps In http://ripr.org/post/de-ramel-says-hell-report-300k-balance-after-q2-gorbea-jumps <p>The Democratic side of the 2014 race for secretary of state is quickly heating up, with Nellie Gorbea making formal her entry to the tilt and wealthy Newporter<a href="https://twitter.com/gderamel"> Guillaume de Ramel</a> helping to fill his campaign coffers with cash.</p><p>In a news release, de Ramel's campaign says it will report raising nearly $110,000 during the second quarter that ended July 31. The release says de Ramel will have a campaign balance in excess of $300,000 after a "personal investment" by the candidate.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:33:41 +0000 Ian Donnis 18997 at http://ripr.org Hassett Throws Support in Secretary of State Race to Pacheco http://ripr.org/post/hassett-throws-support-secretary-state-race-pacheco <p>Longtime Providence City Councilor Terry Hassett, who had been <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/hassett-eyeing-secretary-of-state-run-for-2014/">eyeing a bid for secretary of state</a> in 2014, has decided to seek re-election instead while tossing his support to former state Democratic chairman Edwin Pacheco.</p><p>Via news release:</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 16:33:24 +0000 Ian Donnis 15706 at http://ripr.org