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This week, we’ve been talking with the candidates running for offices down the ballot. We've heard from the candidates running for lieutenant governor. today we start our conversations with the two running for secretary of state. It’s all part of our Rhody Votes '14 coverage. Rhode Island Public Radio political analyst Scott MacKay caught up with democrat Nellie Gorbea to discuss early voting, government transparency, and cutting red tape for new businesses.

The Rhode Island AFL-CIO’s COPE (Committee on Political Education) convention that was held in Providence last Friday decided to put the labor organization on record against Republican Allan Fung’s campaign for governor.

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Democratic nominee for state treasurer Seth Magaziner and guest panelist Ted Nesi join Political Roundtable this week to discuss primary victories for Gina Raimondo and Allan Fung; Magaziner's triumph over Frank Caprio; Jorge Elorza's victory in Providence; and Nellie Gorbea's upset of Guillaume De Ramel.


Every election has winners and losers. Yesterday’s Rhode Island primaries fit that mold on steroids.

On the Republican side, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung forged a comfortable win over Ken Block, the angry Barrington businessman. The GOP primary voters favored a mayor who had a record against an outsider who promised little more than putting the bully in Bully Pulpit and campaigned as if being governor was all about arousing public opinion to fight the Statehouse establishment.

With the statewide primary on Tuesday, Scott MacKay, Maureen Moakley, and's Ted Nesi join me to discuss the races for lieutenant governor, treasurer, secretary of state, and the November campaign for attorney general.

In the race for state treasurer, first-time candidate Seth Magaziner is leading former treasurer Frank Caprio, 43 percent to 31 percent, with 24 percent of voters undecided, according to a new WPRI-TV/Providence Journal poll.

The survey measures 503 likely Democratic primary voters.

There's already hint of fall in the air as the political calendar inexorably moves toward Rhode Island's September 9 primary. So thanks for stopping by for my Friday column, and, as always, feel free to send your tips and thoughts my way, and to follow me on the twitters. Here we go.

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Democratic secretary of state candidate Guillaume de Ramel's decision to hire Gordon Fox as a lawyer in 2011 has emerged as an issue in the Democratic primary race between de Ramel and Nellie Gorbea.

Secretary of State candidate Guillaume de Ramel is proposing a ban on fundraising during the legislative session. De Ramel and fellow Democrat Nellie Gorbea are squaring off in the September 9th primary election.

Democratic secretary of state candidate Guillaume de Ramel joined Bonus Q+A this week to discuss his run campaign and a host of related issues, including business regulation, early voting, and how to encourage more political competition.