Guillame de Ramel http://ripr.org en De Ramel gets Patrick Kennedy endorsement for RI secy. of state http://ripr.org/post/de-ramel-gets-patrick-kennedy-endorsement-ri-secy-state <p>Rhode Island’s&nbsp; Democratic secretary of state primary between Newport investor Guillaume De Ramel and Nellie Gorbea is shaping up as one of the state’s most interesting down ballot elections in&nbsp; this 2014 campaign cycle.</p><p>De Ramel will announce this afternoon that he has secured the endorsement of&nbsp; former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, who represented the state’s First District from his first election in 1994 until he decided against running for reelection in 2010.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:05:07 +0000 Scott MacKay 34219 at http://ripr.org Roberts Endorses Gorbea for Secretary of State http://ripr.org/post/roberts-endorses-gorbea-secretary-state <p><a href="https://nelliegorbea.com/">Nellie Gorbea</a> is touting an endorsement from Elizabeth Roberts, Rhode Island's first female lieutenant governor, as Gorbea tries to become the state's first Latina secretary of state.</p><p>Roberts, who is poised to leave public office in 2015 after two terms as lieutenant governor, is co-chairing a Women for Nellie fundraiser on March 3 at Embolden Design in Pawtucket. The other co-chair is Embolden's owner, Ann-Marie Harrington. Suggested contributions for the event run from $50 to $1000.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 20:23:53 +0000 Ian Donnis 29041 at http://ripr.org de Ramel Reasserts Opposition to Voter ID http://ripr.org/post/de-ramel-reasserts-opposition-voter-id <p>Democratic Secretary of State candidate Guillaume de Ramel is taking a strong stand against the voter ID law passed in 2011, one week after <a href="http://ripr.org/post/gorbea-wants-repeal-voter-id-de-ramel-favors-better-balance">his campaign said</a> he favors "a better balance between conducting fair elections and encouraging people to exercise their right to vote."</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:14:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 26553 at http://ripr.org Gorbea Wants to Repeal Voter ID; de Ramel Favors "Better Balance" http://ripr.org/post/gorbea-wants-repeal-voter-id-de-ramel-favors-better-balance <p>While Secretary of State Ralph Mollis calls Rhode Island's Voter ID law<a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/voter-id-law-remains-disputed-as-rhode-island-prepares-to-issue-voter-ids/"> a national model</a>, the two Democrats vying to succeed him, <a href="https://nelliegorbea.com/">Nellie Gorbea</a> and <a href="http://www.deramel.com/">Guillaume de </a><a href="http://www.deramel.com/">Rame</a>l, are far less enamored with the law.</p><p>Gorbea says she favors repealing Voter ID.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:40:33 +0000 Ian Donnis 26187 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 12 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics + Media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-12-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media-4 <p>Happy Friday and welcome back. Your tips and thoughts are always appreciated in my inbox at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let's dive in.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:40:22 +0000 Ian Donnis 13495 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 12 things to know about RI politics + media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-12-things-know-about-ri-politics-media-5 <p>Welcome back to my Friday column. (Sorry to miss you last week; there was a little snow, as you might have heard.) Your thoughts and email are welcome, as always, at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org.</p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:42:20 +0000 Ian Donnis 10426 at http://ripr.org Hassett says he'll decide soon on run for secretary of state http://ripr.org/post/hassett-says-hell-decide-soon-run-secretary-state <p>Providence City Councilor Terry Hassett, who was among <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/hassett-eyeing-secretary-of-state-run-for-2014/">the earliest to emerge</a> as a prospective candidate for secretary of state in 2014, says he'll decide by month's end whether to pursue a campaign for that office.</p><p>The field of potential candidates for SoS has changed considerably since Hassett's interest was first reported in mid-2011.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:38:28 +0000 Ian Donnis 9825 at http://ripr.org de Ramel still “seriously considering” secretary of state run in 2014 http://ripr.org/post/de-ramel-still-seriously-considering-secretary-state-run-2014 <p>Guillaume de Ramel, who lost the 2006 Democratic primary for secretary of state to Ralph Mollis, says he’s continuing to take a hard look at a run for the office in 2014.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8483 at http://ripr.org