campaign commercials en TGIF: 11 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media <p>Welcome back to my Friday column. The news keeps coming fast and furious, from near and <a href="">far</a>, although the local pace is bound to include just a few more leisure moments with the approach of summer. Feel free to share your tips and thoughts at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and to follow me <a href="">on the twitters</a>. Here we go. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:13:02 +0000 Ian Donnis 35140 at Taveras Uses First Ad to Emphasize Sacrifice and Opportunity <p>;</p><p>Democratic gubernatorial candidate Angel Taveras uses his first television commercial to emphasize family, his own humble beginnings and how hard work and sacrifice can lead to shared improvements.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 18:00:59 +0000 Ian Donnis 34658 at In First TV Commercial, Raimondo Emphasizes Her Late Father <p>;</p><p></p><p>As expected, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo is launching the television advertising portion of her deep-pocketed campaign by starting with a personal focus -- in this case, her father, Joseph, who died at age 87 earlier this month.</p><p>Raimondo's campaign screened the spot during a Tuesday evening candidate showcase, sponsored by the Rhode Island Democratic Party, at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The commercial is slated to start appearing on cable and broadcast television Wednesday.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 00:00:02 +0000 Ian Donnis 34247 at In First TV Commercial, Raimondo Emphasizes Her Late Father TGIF: 12 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media <p>A hint of summer in the air as we tap away this afternoon, so welcome back to my Friday column, where your tips and thoughts are always welcome via idonnis (at) ripr (dot). You can follow my news and notes through the week <a href="">via the twitters</a>. Here we go.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 20:56:46 +0000 Ian Donnis 32980 at Cicilline commercial hits back at NRCC attack ad; Doherty rallies supporters <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>This new spot from David Cicilline’s re-election campaign characterizes as old news <a href="">attacks from the NRCC </a>about the Democrat’s past criminal-defense work.</p><p>Doherty’s camp, meanwhile, is offering this message to supporters:</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8567 at Dem spokesman rips Doherty campaign; Doherty camp fires back <p>On the same day that the National Republican Congressional Committee put out another attack ad targeting long-ago criminal-defense work by David Cicilline, Brendan Doherty’s campaign offers&nbsp;an upbeat spot with the candidate and his wife.</p><p>First, the NRCC commercial:</p><p>Now, the Doherty campaign spot:</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:00:03 +0000 Ian Donnis 8648 at TGIF: 12 things to know about RI politics + media <p>Batten down the hatches for Sandy and get ready for another version of my Friday column. Thanks for reading, and feel free to send me tips, comments, and the like: idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let’s get to it:</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:18:54 +0000 Ian Donnis 8646 at Lawyer for Fox’s campaign calls on WPRO to pull mystery ad <p>A law firm representing House Speaker Gordon Fox’s re-election campaign has written to WPRO general manager Barbara Haynes, asking that the radio station stop playing a “Fox in the Henhouse” <a href="">mystery ad </a>whose sponsor remains unknown.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:18:31 +0000 Ian Donnis 8652 at Mysterious group using radio spot to urge votes against Speaker Fox <p>A group calling itself Concerned Rhode Islanders Against Gordon Fox is using a radio commercial to urge voters not to support Fox in the November 6 election.</p><p><strong>UPDATE</strong><em>: WPRO tells RIPR the ad was placed by an agency from Woodbridge, Connecticut. The contact for the agency, Harvey Adelberg, didn’t return a call seeking comment; he is <a href="">a URI grad </a>and formerly worked for WPRO. </em></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:26:42 +0000 Ian Donnis 8654 at Cicilline commercial responds to Doherty’s line of attack <div class="entry clear"><p>A new spot by David Cicilline hits back against <a href="">a recent attack </a>by the National Republican Congressional Committee and similar messages from Brendan Doherty’s campaign, like this:</p><p>Meanwhile, Doherty and Cicilline will square off at 7 tonight in a one-hour debate cosponsored by ABC6, RI Public Radio and the League of Women Voters. It will be simulcast on RIPR.</p></div><p></p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:54:53 +0000 Ian Donnis 8673 at