Ernest Almonte http://ripr.org en 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 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 Seth Magaziner Formally Announces "Outsider" Campaign for Treasurer http://ripr.org/post/seth-magaziner-formally-announces-outsider-campaign-treasurer <p>http://youtu.be/B797vHNz1ZI</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 http://ripr.org Seth Magaziner Formally Announces "Outsider" Campaign for Treasurer Bonus Q+A: Almonte on The Economy, The Race for Treasurer + More http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-almonte-economy-race-treasurer-more <p>Ernest Almonte joins Bonus Q+A to discuss why he's running for treasurer, his thoughts on economic development and more.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 19778 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Almonte on 38 Studios, Hedge Funds + the GOP in 2014 http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-almonte-38-studios-hedge-funds-gop-2014 <p>Democratic candidate for treasurer Ernest Almonte joins the Roundtable to discuss lingering questions about 38 Studios; the state pension fund's stake in hedge funds; and how John Robitaille could remake the GOP field for governor in 2014.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 19770 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Almonte on 38 Studios, Hedge Funds + the GOP in 2014 Political Roundtable: 2014 Race for Treasurer Heats Up + President Obama's Trio of Controversies http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-2014-race-treasurer-heats-president-obamas-trio-controversies <p>Pablo Rodriguez joins the Roundtable this week as we discuss the 2014 race for treasurer; Governor Lincoln Chafee's recent judicial nominations; lower-than-expected state revenues; and the trio of controversies facing President Obama.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 15335 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: 2014 Race for Treasurer Heats Up + President Obama's Trio of Controversies Seth Magaziner Considering a Run for Treasurer in 2014 http://ripr.org/post/seth-magaziner-considering-run-treasurer-2014 <p>Seth Magaziner, who would add an unabashedly progressive profile to the 2014 campaign season, is considering running for treasurer next year.</p><p>UPDATE: Via email, Magaziner confirms that he's looking at the race, adding that he's still early in the process:</p><blockquote><p>Over the past&nbsp;few days, a&nbsp;number of people have encouraged me to run for General Treasurer should the position become open. I haven't made any decisions yet, but am considering the possibility.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 19:45:25 +0000 Ian Donnis 15351 at http://ripr.org