Frank Caprio http://ripr.org en TGIF: 17 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-17-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-3 <p>Happy Independence Day! Thanks for stopping by for my Friday column. Feel free to share your tips via idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org and to follow me <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Without further ado, and with a lot more political fireworks on the way, let's get going.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 17:05:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 36059 at http://ripr.org RI Democratic city and town chairs split on Taveras-Raimondo http://ripr.org/post/ri-democratic-city-and-town-chairs-split-taveras-raimondo <p>The Democratic primary election for governor is shaping up as a close contest between Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo.</p><p>The early Channel 12/ProJo public opinion surveys conducted by veteran Rhode Island pollster Joe Fleming show this to be the case.&nbsp; Now comes last night’s endorsement confab held at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick by the R.I. Association of Democratic City and &nbsp;Town Chairs, which failed to reach consensus on an endorsement for governor.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:32:48 +0000 Scott MacKay 34391 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 18 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-18-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-0 <p>Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Your thoughts and feedback are always welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and you can can follow me all week long <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">on the twitters</a>. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:08:57 +0000 Ian Donnis 30101 at http://ripr.org James Diossa and Grace Diaz Endorse Caprio for Treasurer http://ripr.org/post/james-diossa-and-grace-diaz-endorse-caprio-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="http://ripr.org/post/bill-clinton-expected-headline-march-11-nyc-fundraiser-seth-magaziner">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 http://ripr.org Caprio Wins Endorsement from Rhode Island State Association of Firefighters http://ripr.org/post/caprio-wins-endorsement-rhode-island-state-association-firefighters <p>Former state treasurer<a href="http://frankcaprio.com/"> Frank Caprio</a> has won a coveted endorsement -- from <a href="http://risaff.org/index.cfm?section=1">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 http://ripr.org Bill Clinton Expected to Headline March 11 NYC Fundraiser For Seth Magaziner http://ripr.org/post/bill-clinton-expected-headline-march-11-nyc-fundraiser-seth-magaziner <p>Former President Bill Clinton is expected to headline a March 11 fundraiser for treasurer candidate<a href="http://sethmagaziner.com/"> 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 http://ripr.org Patrick Kennedy endorses Seth Magaziner for RI Gen. Treasurer http://ripr.org/post/patrick-kennedy-endorses-seth-magaziner-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 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 Political Roundtable: Magaziner on Super PACs, Gun Divestment + His Run for Treasurer http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-magaziner-super-pacs-gun-divestment-his-run-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 http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Magaziner on Super PACs, Gun Divestment + His Run for Treasurer Bonus Q+A: Magaziner on Hedge Funds, Economic Development + Teach For America http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-magaziner-hedge-funds-economic-development-teach-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 http://ripr.org