Jon Brien http://ripr.org en Casey ruled eligible to run by US Office of Special Counsel http://ripr.org/post/casey-ruled-eligible-run-us-office-special-counsel <p>Stephen Casey, the Woonsocket firefighter who defeated state Representative Jon Brien in a Democratic&nbsp;primary last month, has been ruled eligible to run by the <a href="http://www.osc.gov/">US Office of Special Counsel</a>. The ruling comes after Brien <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/brien-charges-his-primary-opponent-was-ineligible-due-to-a-hatch-act-violation/">argued the Hatch Act precluded Casey </a>from being a candidate.</p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:25:26 +0000 Ian Donnis 8655 at http://ripr.org Speaker Fox calls Brien’s Hatch Act complaint baseless http://ripr.org/post/speaker-fox-calls-brien-s-hatch-act-complaint-baseless <p>The General Assembly has long been populated with public employees — police officers, firefighters, and teachers — so the Hatch Act complaint described by state Representative Jon Brien has no small significance.</p><p>Larry Berman, the spokesman for House Speaker Gordon Fox, says the House leadership believes Stephen Casey is on solid ground <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/casey-calls-briens-hatch-act-complaint-without-merit/">in&nbsp;rebutting Brien’s complaint</a>.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:01:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8535 at http://ripr.org Casey calls Brien’s Hatch Act complaint without merit http://ripr.org/post/casey-calls-brien-s-hatch-act-complaint-without-merit <p>Woonsocket firefighter <a href="http://woonsocket.patch.com/articles/stephen-casey-thanks-voters-friends-family-after-dist-50-win#photo-11341236">Stephen Casey</a>, who beat state Representative Jon Brien in the September 11 primary, says he thinks <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/brien-charges-his-primary-opponent-was-ineligible-due-to-a-hatch-act-violation/">Brien’s charge of a Hatch Act violation </a>is all wet.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:04:49 +0000 Ian Donnis 8536 at http://ripr.org Brien charges his primary opponent was ineligible due to a Hatch Act violation http://ripr.org/post/brien-charges-his-primary-opponent-was-ineligible-due-hatch-act-violation <p>Outgoing state Representative <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/five-reasons-why-jon-brien-thinks-his-write-in-campaign-will-be-different/">Jon Brien</a>, who lost his seat in the September 11 primary to Woonsocket firefighter Stephen Casey, charged today&nbsp;that Casey was ineligible to run to a federal Hatch Act violation. Brien says the violation is based on how Casey is employed by a department that receives federal funding.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:10:40 +0000 Ian Donnis 8540 at http://ripr.org Five reasons why Jon Brien thinks his write-in campaign will be different http://ripr.org/post/five-reasons-why-jon-brien-thinks-his-write-campaign-will-be-different <div class="entry clear"><p><a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/jon-brien-09-20-12.jpg"><img alt="" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-7513" src="http://wrnipoliticsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/jon-brien-09-20-12.jpg?w=300&amp;h=225" title="Jon Brien 09-20-12" height="225" width="300"></a>WOONSOCKET – State Representative <a href="http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Brien/">Jon Brien</a>, upset by Democrat&nbsp;<a href="http://woonsocket.patch.com/articles/stephen-casey-thanks-voters-friends-family-after-dist-50-win">Stephen Casey&nbsp;</a>in the September&nbsp;1 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:22:06 +0000 Ian Donnis 8575 at http://ripr.org Jon Brien set for a statewide run in 2014? http://ripr.org/post/jon-brien-set-statewide-run-2014 <div class="entry clear"><p><a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/jon-brien1.jpg"><img alt="" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-7497" src="http://wrnipoliticsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/jon-brien1.jpg?w=225&amp;h=300" title="Jon Brien1" height="300" width="225"></a>State Representative <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wrni/news.newsmain/article/0/13/1797434/Top.Stories/One.Square.Mile.Woonsocket%E2%80%99s.Jon.Brien">Jon Brien</a>, the <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/19/nocera-calls-brien-a-smart-alec-rep-says-nyt-column-a-hit-pie Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:31:43 +0000 Ian Donnis 8578 at http://ripr.org