Politics

Governor’s Race Just Got Interesting — Welcome ‘Moderate’ Moose

As did any future debates. Robert J. Healey, founder and chairman of the Cool Moose Party, will make a fourth run at the governor’s office, this time representing the Moderate Party. This is one politician who does not traffic in sound bites, bromides, bumper stickers, or b.s. of any kind. He is an original thinker

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Mayoral Candidates At Wanskuck Library

(6.12) Providence Community Library (PCL) will host a “Meet the Candidates” forum at Wanskuck Library on Thursday, June 12. Candidates for Mayor of Providence will respond to questions about neighborhood issues and the audience will have an opportunity to tell candidates what they think about schools, libraries, safety, jobs and many other issues of concern

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Athenaeum Salon — Recent Elections And A Look Ahead

(12.4) These are interesting people. A Tuesday Salon at the Providence Athenaeum — co-presented with Common Cause Rhode Island — “A Time to Campaign and a Time to Govern.” Brown University Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Wendy Schiller moderates a conversation with Ian Donnis, political reporter for RI Public Radio; Ed Fitzpatrick,

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Obama Fundraiser At Blaze — Cool Merch

(9.25) Here in Rhode Island our votes may not actually count for much, but our money is still the right color. Recent polls (in the states that do matter) look promising but let’s not get complacent. Yes, we’ve all had our disappointments with this administration but Obama must be reelected. And now comes news that

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Debate — Cicilline V. Gemma

(8.28) The 2012 Congressional Primary Debate takes place tonight at Rhode Island College and you could attend; or watch the broadcast live on WPRI 12. Candidates vying for the democratic nomination for Rhode Island’s First Congressional District: incumbent congressman David Cicilline and challenger Anthony Gemma will face off Tuesday, August 28, 2012, in a Campaign

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Drinking Liberally With Langevin

(8.22) This invitation from the folks at Providence Drinking Liberally, Summer 2012 is coming to a close. The Tall Ships sailed, the America’s Cup came and went, America won the medal count in London, a North Kingstown native took home some silver and bronze, Pauly D. entertained at liquor stores and Miss USA regaled Cranston

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RI’s Feisty Election History On Display

The Secretary of State’s office is giving you a chance to learn more about Rhode Island’s political past by visiting a free exhibit in downtown Providence. “Rhode Island Votes: A Lively Look at Election History” features early voting machines, campaign buttons, voter guides, newspaper stories, historic ballots, photos and histories of the Dorr Rebellion and

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Lt. Guber Race A Statistical Dead Heat

I hate polls — and this one has a fairly small sample size (492) — BUT this seems pretty newsworthy. According to the latest NBC 10 Quest Research Poll, incumbent Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts is in a statistical dead heat with the man who wants to abolish the position, Robert Healey Jr.! In the race

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CD1 Candidates Forum Thursday

The Summit Neighborhood Association is holding a forum at the Jewish Community Center this Thursday with the candidates for the 1st U.S. Congressional District. Audience members can meet and ask questions of Providence Mayor David Cicilline, State Rep. John Loughlin, Kenneth Capalbo, and Gregory Raposa. 8pm, Thursday, October 14, Jewish Community Center, 401 Elmgrove Avenue

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Vote Now For Dave Segal — Best Politician Ever

I can’t get a handle on the tone I should take here at all, but here goes. Apparently I missed one of the most important categories in my recent post about The Providence Phoenix 2010 ‘Best of’ poll — that being ‘Best Politician’. Because frankly . . . who would even think to look for

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