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6:18 pm
Fri May 29, 2015

Chafee Set To Announce Presidential Run

Former Governor Lincoln Chafee announced the launch of an exploratory presidential committee with a video in April.
Credit RIPR file photo

Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee plans to make it official next week: he's running for president.

Chafee's campaign confirmed Friday that he will officially launch his bid for the democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday. The announcement is expected during a speech at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.

After forming an exploratory committee in April, Chafee has visited some early primary states, including New Hampshire. He often criticizes democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for her Senate vote in support of the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

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4:33 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton Slated To Come To RI For Mid-June Fundraiser

Clinton campaigning with Raimondo last year.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

Hillary Clinton is slated to come to Rhode Island next month for a mid-June fundraiser at longtime Democratic activist Mark Weiner's East Greenwich home, RIPR has learned.

Two top Clinton campaign officials recently visited Providence to establish the Democrat's presidential campaign office, as part of an aggressive 50-state strategy.

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2:31 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Vermont Sen. Sanders Planning 2016 Presidential Campaign

Bernard Sanders, Vermont’s independent, left-leaning U.S. Senator,  is preparing to launch a longshot campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential campaign on Thursday, according to sources close to the senator.

A Sanders entry would provide Democratic primary voters with a liberal alternative to presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, who once served with Sanders in the Senate. Bernie Sanders, as he is universally known, is widely popular in Vermont, a state he has represented in the U.S. House and Senate since his first election to the House in 1990.

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6:25 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

TGIF: 20 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media

Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Lots of pots cooking, so we'll keep the formalities short. Your tips and comments are always welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and you can follow me 24/7 on the twitters. Here we go.

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3:17 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Two Top Clinton Campaign Officials Coming to RI Monday

Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, Robby Mook, and her director of state campaigns, Marlon Marshall, are slated to travel to Rhode Island Monday to meet with key contributors and to build Clinton's presidential operation, a source told RIPR.

Clinton is expected to establish a campaign office at Mashapaug Commons, a shopping plaza on Reservoir Avenue.

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