Frank Caprio en TGIF: 18 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media <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="">on the twitters</a>. Let's head in.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 21:08:57 +0000 Ian Donnis 30101 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 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 Seth Magaziner Formally Announces "Outsider" Campaign for Treasurer <p></p><p>Seth Magaziner, the youngest and least politically experienced of three Democrats running for general treasurer, formally announced his campaign Tuesday morning.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:47:45 +0000 Ian Donnis 23588 at Seth Magaziner Formally Announces "Outsider" Campaign for Treasurer Political Roundtable: David Caprio On Unions, The Governor's Race, And A Family In 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=""></a></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:50:37 +0000 Flo Jonic 23410 at Political Roundtable: David Caprio On Unions, The Governor's Race, And A Family In Politics