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Politics
4:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Rhody Votes '14: Frank Ferri on Why He's Running for Lieutenant Governor

Frank Ferri is one of three Democrats running for lieutenant governor, along with Secretary of State Ralph Mollis and Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee. Term limits prevent the state’s current LG, Elizabeth Roberts, from seeking re-electon. Ferri has represented Warwick as a state rep since 2007, and he owns a bowling alley in Johnston. As part of our Rhody Votes covererage of the 2014 election, Ferri says he can speak for the concerns of small business owners.

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Politics
4:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Rhody Votes '14: Seth Magaziner on Why He's Running for Treasurer

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Seth Magaziner is one of two Democrats running for state treasurer. On Monday, we heard from former treasurer Frank Caprio, who’s trying to regain his old job. At age 31, Magaziner might be a first-time candidate, but he’s no stranger to politics; his father, Ira Magaziner, was a top aide in the Clinton White House, and Bill Clinton is coming to campaign for Magaziner later this month.

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Politics
4:04 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

RI GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Trade Barbs

GOP gubernatorial candidate Ken Block held a press conference at a Cranston diner.
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Republican gubernatorial candidates Ken Block and Allan Fung traded barbs Monday about which of them is the best choice for governor.  It happened at new conference Block held near Cranston City Hall.

Block held his press conference inside a Cranston diner, about a block from City Hall, as a reminder of how Fung taped a jobs-related campaign ad in an Ohio diner. He criticized Fung for raising taxes early in his administration, and Block also rapped Fung for his oversight of Cranston’s police department.

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Politics
4:00 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Rhody Votes '14: Frank Caprio on Why He's Running for Treasurer

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Former state treasuer Frank Caprio is trying to win back his old job. After losing a race for governor in 2010, Caprio is one of two Democrats running in the September 9 primary to succeed outgoing Treasurer Gina Raimondo, who is running for governor. And as he told Rhode Island Public Radio political reporter Ian Donnis, Caprio insists he will be a more transparent treasurer than Raimondo. The two talked as part of our Rhody Votes coverage of the 2014 election.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Bonus Q&A: Cormick Lynch on Iraq, Obamacare, Campaign Finance & More

First Congressional District Republican candidate Cormick Lynch joins Bonus Q+A this week to discuss his campaign and a host of other issues, including Iraq, Obamacare, campaign finances + more.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Political Roundtable: Cormick Lynch on Fung, Palumbo & Running for Congress

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Republican First Congressional District candidate Cormick Lynch, a 29-year-old Newport resident, joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his campaign, along with more revelations about state contracts won by Representative Peter Palumbo; GOP gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung's Ohio-based campaign commercial; and secretary of state candidate Guillaume de Ramel's lack of detail about why he hired then-Speaker Gordon Fox for legal work in 2011.

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Rhody Votes 2014
3:30 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

In Backing Taveras, Patrick Kennedy Takes Aim At Pell's Experience

Kennedy stumping for Taveras at a senior center in East Providence.
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Former congressman Patrick Kennedy stumped with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Angel Taveras at an elderly high-rise in East Providence Tuesday morning. The event took place with exactly four weeks until Rhode Island’s September 9th primary election, and Kennedy used the occasion to argue that rival Democrat Clay Pell is too inexperienced to be governor.

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Politics
8:56 am
Tue August 12, 2014

U.S. Senator Jack Reed On U.S. Foreign Policy, Corporate Taxes, And The Start Of Campaign Season

Democrat Jack Reed has served in the U.S. Senate since 1997, and is gearing up for yet another campaign season. He faces Republican Mark Zaccaria.
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U.S. Senator Jack Reed is gearing up for yet another campaign cycle.  Reed, who’s held his Senate Office since 1997 will face Republican Mark Zaccaria in the November general election.

Reed stopped by Rhode Island Public Radio to speak with our political analyst Scott MacKay about the crises at our borders and abroad, Rhode Island’s economy, and hitting the campaign trail once again.

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Politics
8:54 am
Mon August 11, 2014

De Ramel Seeks To Ban Fundraising During Legislative Session

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.

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Political Roundtable
4:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Political Roundtable: the Democratic Primary Heats Up & Tran on Why He's Running for Congress

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Republican First Congressional District candidate Stan Tran joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss his campaign; how the US can improve healthcare policy; and the intensifying Democratic primary for governor.

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