John Robitaille http://ripr.org en Local Republican Calls On Rhode Islanders To Consider GOP Gubenatorial Candidates http://ripr.org/post/local-republican-calls-rhode-islanders-consider-gop-gubenatorial-candidates <p>A leading Rhode Island Republican is calling on GOP voters to keep an open mind about their two choices in this year’s primary.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>By using his Facebook page, former gubernatorial candidate John Robitaille is urging GOP voters to focus on deciding whether Allan Fung or Ken Block has the best plan for moving Rhode Island forward. He says the candidates’ courage and personal authenticity are more important than internal politics within the state Republican Party.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:04:37 +0000 Ian Donnis 28782 at http://ripr.org Robitaille Calls for Republicans to Keep an Open Mind on Fung vs. Block http://ripr.org/post/robitaille-calls-republicans-keep-open-mind-fung-vs-block <p>John Robitaille, who came within fewer than three percentage points of winning the 2010 race for governor, took to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/john.robitaille.5?fref=ts">Facebook</a> Wednesday to urge Republican voters to keep an open mind on the Republican primary contest between<a href="http://www.kenblockforgovernor.com/"> Ken Block</a> and <a href="http://www.fungforgovernor.com/">Allan Fung</a>.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:07:12 +0000 Ian Donnis 28718 at http://ripr.org Robitaille Taking Another Look at the 2014 Governor's Race http://ripr.org/post/robitaille-taking-another-look-2014-governors-race <p>Former Republican gubernatorial candidate John Robitaille says he’s taking another look at running in the race next year.</p><p>Robitaille had ruled out a second campaign for governor back in&nbsp;December.</p><p>But Robitaille said he’s reconsidering that decision now that Governor Lincoln Chafee has joined the Democratic Party and Moderate candidate Ken Block is considering running as a Republican.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 13:57:42 +0000 Ian Donnis 19660 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: a discussion about gun control laws with guest Donna Perry http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-discussion-about-gun-control-laws-guest-donna-perry <p>The political aftermath of the Newtown school shooting, and John Robitaille&nbsp; takes himself out of the Republican field for governor in 2014.&nbsp; That’s part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.&nbsp;With our host, Rhode Island Public Radio political reporter Ian Donnis, Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott Mackay, University of Rhode Island political science professor Maureen Moakley and special guest Donna Perry Executive Director of the RI Statewide Coalition.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:15:04 +0000 Ian Donnis & Ian Donnis 1654 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: a discussion about gun control laws with guest Donna Perry What is Robitaille thinking? http://ripr.org/post/what-robitaille-thinking <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 19px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">You just have to wonder what&nbsp; John Robitaille is thinking? He decides to drop out of&nbsp; the running (not that he was ever in) for governor in 2014 with a blast at voters. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:45:36 +0000 Scott MacKay 4717 at http://ripr.org Robitaille takes himself out of the 2014 governor's race http://ripr.org/post/robitaille-takes-himself-out-2014-governors-race <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 19px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">John Robitaille, who came close to edging Lincoln Chafee in the 2010 gubernatorial race, has used<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a data-mce-="" href="https://www. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:26:04 +0000 Ian Donnis 4724 at http://ripr.org