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Politics
6:49 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Bloomberg endorses Chafee in RI governor's race

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, of New York, left, is pictured next to gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee. Photo by Louis Oppenheimer.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says investing in infrastructure and reaching across political lines is how Rhode Island and the rest of the country will dig its way out of the recession.

Bloomberg made the comment during his endorsement Thursday of Independent gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee. Bloomberg says it takes leadership to reach across party lines and to raise taxes.

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Politics
5:30 am
Tue September 14, 2010

Cicilline & Taveras big winners of the night

Voter instructions are seen at a polling location on the East Side of Providence. Photo by Marielle Segarra.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The unofficial results show David Cicilline clinching the Democratic nomination for the 1st Congressional District and Angel Taveras beating the other three Democrats running for Mayor of Providence.

1st Congressional District
Providence Mayor David Cicilline held the lead all night, ending up with 37 percent of the vote. Unofficial results show Anthony Gemma with 23 percent, David Segal with 20 percent, and Bill Lynch with 20 percent.

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Politics
6:35 am
Tue September 7, 2010

Analyst: Caprio favorite in RI governor's race

Providence, R.I. – Democrat Frank Caprio has a strong likelihood of winning the governor's office, according to one political analyst.

A forecast done by analyst Nate Silver and published by the New York Times finds that as of Sept. 3 Caprio has a 61 percent chance of winning. That's based on a matchup with independent candidate Cincoln Chafee -- who is said to have a 34 percent chance of victory -- and republican john robitaille -- who is given a five percent chance.

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Politics
7:03 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Republicans debate in 2nd Congressional District

Providence, R.I. – Three of the four Republican candidates vying for the 2nd Congressional District seat said fixing the illegal immigration problem involves a mix of board security and documenting the illegal workers already in the country.

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Politics
12:03 pm
Mon August 30, 2010

The company that didn't get the deal

Providence, R.I. – The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation expects to close on the deal to give a $75-million loan guarantee to a video game company headed by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling. WRNI's Scott MacKay takes a look at a company that didn't get any financing by the EDC.

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Politics
1:43 pm
Tue August 17, 2010

Town holds special election to replace officials facing corruption charges

Providence, R.I. – A special election will be held in North Providence to replace three former council members who resigned in May amid corruption charges.

Seven candidates will be on the ballot in today's election-- three Democrats, two Republicans and two independents. They are vying for two district seats and one at-large seat.

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Politics
7:25 am
Tue August 17, 2010

RI Republicans unveil new challenge to Democrats

Rhode Island GOP Chairman Giovanni Cicione is seen at the Clean Slate announcement. Photo by Ian Donnis.

Providence, R.I. – State Republican Chairman Giovanni Cicione yesterday unveiled a new effort to challenge the dominance of General Assembly Democrats.

Looking to brand themselves, Republicans rolled out what they're calling "Rhode Island Clean Slate." It's meant to supplement the individual efforts of about 100 Republican and independent legislative candidates. Related bus ads and radio spots are set to start this week.

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2010 Governor's Race
2:47 pm
Thu July 29, 2010

Moffitt struggles for Republican nomination

Former State Legislator Victor Moffitt hopes his small campaign budget won't keep him from becoming the Republican nominee for governor.
Photo Courtesy of Victor Moffitt

Providence, R.I. – Victor Moffitt is so busy he doesn't have much time for reporters. So Moffitt talked about his run for Governor in the car - as he shuttled between town halls to drop off signatures to qualify for the ballot.

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Candidate Conversation
6:53 am
Wed July 7, 2010

Lynch calls for focus on jobs in pitch for Congress

Providence, R.I. – We continue our coverage of the future of Rhode Island's fist Congressional District now that Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek a ninth term in Congress. In this interview with WRNI Political Analyst Scott MacKay, we hear from William Lynch.

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Candidate Conversation
6:48 am
Wed July 7, 2010

Cicilline to run for Congress

Providence, R.I. – Providence Mayor David Cicilline announces his run for Congress to succeed Patrick Kennedy in an interview with WRNI's Scott MacKay this morning.

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