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The Governor's race in Rhode Island last week looked to give the nod to Governor Gina Raimondo, but the race has now turned into the wild, wild west. ... Even if [independent candidates] poll at 10 percent a month before the election, it rarely is clear if they will hold that number or drop down to a few ...
Former Rhode Island Secretary of State Matt Brown, who vanished from the local political scene after an ill-fated 2006 run for U.S. Senate, said Thursday he's planning an independent ... Brown filed a notice of organization with the state Board of Elections for a gubernatorial campaign on Tuesday.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's Republican party chairman has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission about Gov. Gina Raimondo's fundraising deal with a local Democratic group headed by a state employee. The Providence Journal reports state GOP Chairman Brandon Bell ...
The momentum is tipping toward Democrats big time, particularly in House races, according to the latest CNN reporting. But Democrats are defending more than two dozen Senate seats, including 10 in states President Donald Trump won in 2016. Republicans have just eight Senate seats up for re-election.
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two candidates for Rhode Island governor are slinging insults at each other. Independent candidate Joe Trillo, a former Republican lawmaker, tells WPRO-AM on Tuesday that Republican Allan Fung is a chameleon and will do and say whatever he needs to get along.
It's deja vu all over again in the race to be the next governor of Rhode Island. Governor Gina Raimondo, the incumbent Democrat, leads her Republican rival, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, by just two points, 38 percent to 36 percent, according to a new WPRI/Roger Williams University poll that revealed eerily ...

Gina Raimondo is clinging to a slim re-election lead over her nearest Republican challenger, as barely one in three voters say they approve of the job she's doing, an exclusive WPRI 12/Roger Williams University poll released Monday shows. The survey of 419 registered Rhode Island voters finds ...
Connecticut may only have seven electoral votes in presidential elections, but state lawmakers are looking to ensure that all of them go to the winner of the ... typically votes for a Democratic candidate in presidential elections, receive less attention and fewer federal grant dollars, especially in election years.
As part of Rhode Island's efforts to mark the centennial of America's participation in World War I from 1917 to 1919, the Rhode Island World War One ... Marine Corps League Kent County Detachment, 7 p.m. Wednesday for officer nominations and elections, March 7, VFW Post 449, 197 Providence St., West ...
Bell on Thursday went public with a series of requests that he filed as the chairman and general counsel of the state GOP with the governor's office, Department of Human Services, Department of Administration and Rhode Island Board of Elections for documents — including emails — about Ward's hiring ...
Federal election laws prohibit foreign nationals from contributing or donating money to any state or national races. "It won't solve everything," Harbath told Reuters following her remarks at the meeting, where executives from Twitter Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google also spoke. The old system simply required ...
Bob Corker, R-Tenn., will not run for re-election this year — for real, this time. Corker had been waffling in recent weeks over his decision in September to retire and admitted he was considering jumping back into the race. Running would have set up a bruising primary fight with Tennessee Rep. Marsha ...
The national popular vote interstate compact bill has already been enacted by 11 jurisdictions possessing 165 electoral votes, including Connecticut's neighboring states — Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island. The 11 jurisdictions make up 61 percent of the 270 electoral votes needed ...
Cano beat Democratic challengers David Norton and Matt Fecteau for the primary for the seat previously held by Jamie Doyle. The General Election is set for April 3. According to the Rhode Island Democratic Party, Cano, who had the party endorsement, captured the primary unofficially by a margin of 537 ...
Bell launched an investigation and discovered that the NRA was illegally funneling national money into Rhode Island elections. As a result, the NRA's Rhode Island PAC was forced to shut down and pay a $63,000 fine. Bell writes that his investigation “ended the NRA's flood of illegal national money” and ...
Looking beyond the primary to the general election, statewide elections in Rhode Island “see a lot of arguing between the 40-yard lines, where you kind of have a really more liberal-leaning Republican and a more conservative Democrat, … and I think that's kind of what we're going to see probably in this ...
The political heat is rising, slowly but surely, as we move closer to election season. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. As usual, your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go. 1. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza seems like a happy ...

SHAPIRO: Today is not just the day that Punxsutawney Phil looks for his shadow. This year is also the 25th anniversary of the movie "Groundhog Day." (SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "GROUNDHOG DAY"). MURRAY: (As Phil) A thousand people freezing their butts off, waiting to worship a rat. SHAPIRO: The Bill ...
If anyone knows how easily voting can be disrupted, it's a county election supervisor in the state of Florida. That's one reason several dozen of them gathered in Orlando recently to discuss ways to protect against the most recent threat — cyberattacks by Russia or others intent on disrupting U.S. elections.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has already raised several hundred thousand dollars more than his opponents ahead of his campaign for re-election. WPRI-TV reports a disclosure filed Wednesday with the state Board of Elections shows the Democrat raised $174,000 between ...
Moving the election ahead by several months has drawn international condemnation. The U.S. has declared it will not recognize the elections, saying they will only undermine Venezuela's constitutional order and deepen tensions within government. Critics blame Maduro for the country's current economic ...
Once again, the Rhode Island Board of Elections seems to have lost its way. It ought to remember that it is there to serve the public. For example, it decided to charge a member of the public, software entrepreneur Ken Block, $410 for some emails about how it conducts its activities. This week, it voted 5 to 1 ...
Governor Gina Raimondo addressed Rhode Island lawmakers Tuesday evening with a "State of the State" speech. The address is an annual Statehouse tradition, which came as the legislature begins a new session and in the days before the governor is expected to release a budget proposal for the fiscal ...
BOSTON (JTA) — Massachusetts and Rhode Island have changed their primary dates this year to avoid a conflict with the Jewish High Holidays. ... In Rhode Island, the election scheduled for Sept. 11, the second ... New York, New Hampshire and Delaware are holding statewide primary elections on Sept.
Rhode Island Primary Moved Back to Avoid Holiday Conflict. Rhode Island's primary elections will be held on a Wednesday this year to avoid conflicting with a Jewish holiday. Jan. 10, 2018, at 2:18 a.m.. Rhode Island ... The secretary of state's office tells WPRI-TV that the election will instead be held the next day, Sept.
As protesters across Russia rallied Sunday against a presidential election in March they say is rigged in President Vladimir Putin's favor, police in Moscow ... called for Sunday's protests last month after he was barred from running in March's presidential elections against Putin, who will be seeking his fourth ...
He refused to resign and won re-election three years later. He retired on his own terms in 2017. Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais weathered allegations over extramarital affairs and pressuring a woman to have an abortion. He has won re-election three times. Whether or not Farenthold and Kihuen can ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Republican state senator from Coventry and a Democratic Warwick City Council member have agreed to settlements with the Rhode Island Board of Elections over campaign-finance violations. Sen. Nicholas Kettle agreed to pay a $2,000 fine and forfeit $4,000 from his campaign ...
For months, campaign-watchers have been pondering who might play the role of the late Robert "Cool Moose" Healey in Rhode Island's 2018 gubernatorial election. It's an impactful question, since Gov. Gina Raimondo won with 40.7 percent of the vote in 2014 (with Healey drawing almost 22 percent), and ...
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo has won election as vice chair of the Democratic Governors Association. Washington Governor Jay Inslee was voted chairman of the 15-member ... In a statement, Raimondo said she looks forward to working with other governors heading into the 2018 election cycle.
I believe that a three-day early voting window makes the most sense for Rhode Island elections. Rhode Island has the second latest primary in the country, with our 2018 primary occurring a mere eight weeks before the general election, which will be on Nov. 6. Only three other states share this late primary ...
But a few weeks back, some insiders made modern Rhode Island political ... platform as one of the positive after-effects of Trump's election.
Kenyan Supreme Court Chief Justice David Maraga presides during the judgement of election-related petitions in Nairobi on Monday.
Yet the broad strokes of Rhode Island's 2018 election season have ... "And, the results of elections that have taken place in 2017 suggest that ...
The report noted Russia's influence campaign on the U.S. election, but ... propagating "lies about opposition protesters" before elections there; ...
For reasons that are still not clear, Rhode Island's Board of Elections in ... support in the aftermath of the contested 2000 presidential election, ...
The Rhode Island Board of Elections has started the process of changing one of its rules in response to a complaint filed by a former GOP ...
Attleboro, New Bedford, Fall River Hold Mayoral Elections ... Taunton also has a mayoral election, but the current mayor, Thomas Hoye Jr., has ...
McKee, 66, a former six-term Cumberland mayor, won election as ... on the ability for the small business to operate in Rhode Island, then those ...
At this point in the 2014 election cycle, Rhode Island's Republican ... How much will Donald Trump matter in Rhode Island's 2018 elections?
Re-Run Of Kenya's Presidential Elections Marred By Violence ... PERALTA: Election materials have had to be brought in under police escorts.
On Election Security, Feds Flounder While States Make Strides ... on practical, problem-solving innovations in securing the ballot in future elections. ... The Rhode Island legislature has also approved a new requirement for ...
A member of the Board of Elections suggested that the fear of negative ... the Board of Election's Director of Campaign Finance, called the ...
The former Rhode Island Board of Elections executive director is suing the board again after his previous lawsuit was dismissed in June.
Fearing that Rhode Island would not solve the problem, Mr. Block sent ... The key is for citizens and election officials to keep working together to ...
Block's 'voter analysis' debated before R.I. elections board ... PROVIDENCE, R.I. — With no one actually disputing the possibility that Rhode Island has for close ... Before a live audience at the election board's Branch Avenue ...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — How hard will it be for a Rhode Island Republican ... to pivot in the general election, where Trump will become heavy baggage. ... [John] McCain got 35 percent in the previous two presidential elections.
During a series of panels before Stein spoke, members gave talks centered on the party's four pillars — democracy, peace, social justice and ecology — and recognized achievements of individuals and groups, including the Sierra Club of Rhode Island, Jobs for Justice and Farm Fresh Rhode Island.
R.I. elections board moves to close voter registration loophole ... of Justice alleging Rhode Island was violating federal election law, the state ...
... Stenhouse with the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity blasted "unelected bureaucrats" at the Rhode Island Board of Elections ...


 

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