Gina Raimondo

The first general election poll is out in the Rhode Island governor campaign and the kickoff television debate is Thursday. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says Republican Allan Fung’s biggest obstacle is the lack of unity in his own party. (Advance copy of comentary scheduled to air Monday.)

It wasn’t that long ago that the Rhode Island Republican Party was a viable force in state elections. Voters in what has been a reliably Democratic state since Franklin Roosevelt’s administration once regularly elected Republicans to the governorship and the U.S. House and Senate.

The calendar flips from summer to fall, and we move ever closer to the November election. Thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Your tips and comments are welcome, and you can follow me through the week on the twitters. Here we go.

Ian Donnis

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joins Bonus Q&A to discuss a range of issues, including public education in the state, the PawSox, House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello's loss of some supporters, and more.

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Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo joins Political Roundtable to discuss the general election campaign, the negative advertising during the primary, and more.

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A new poll commissioned by WPRI-TV and Roger William University shows that Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, a Democrat, has opened a seven-point lead over her Republican rival, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung.

Most of the media coverage of last week’s Rhode Island primaries focused on the statewide contests for governor and lieutenant governor. But RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says if you are seeking clues to change, look at General Assembly and city council contests.

Now that we political junkies have spent a year or so obsessing about the Rhode Island primary, there's just a bit more than seven weeks until Rhode Island's general election on November 6. 

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Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, the GOP nominee for Rhode Island governor, joins Bonus Q&A to discuss his campaign against Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and a range of related topics.

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Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, Rhode Island's Republican gubernatorial nominee, joins Political Roundtable to discuss the outcome of the state's primary election on Wednesday and his general election fight with Democrat Gina Raimondo.

Well Rhode Island is losing the Pawtucket Red Sox to Worcester and the Massachusetts city is celebrating in wake of the city council’s overwhelming vote to seal the PawSox, err WooSox, deal.

Worcester will host a celebration on Monday, September 17 at 5 p.m. at the Worcester Common Oval at 455 Main Street in Worcester. Among the celebrants –U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, Lt. Gov. Karen Polito, Mayor Joseph Petty, City Manager Edward Augustus, PawSox Chairman Larry Lucchino and “other special guests.”

Moira Walsh

While Matt Brown’s underfunded and underwhelming primary campaign from the left failed to even dent Gov. Gina Raimondo’s march to a second term as Rhode Island’s first female governor, progressive Democrat Aaron Regunberg, a 28-year old Providence state representative, fared much better and ran a close, but ultimately losing bid, against incumbent Lt. Gov. Dan McKee of Cumberland.

Ian Donnis / RIPR

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo dealt her detractors a blow by scoring an unexpectedly big win in a primary election Wednesday, cruising past Democratic challenger Matt Brown by almost 24 points, according to unofficial results, while Cranston Mayor Allan Fung notched a decisive 16-point win over his closest GOP rival, Patricia Morgan.

Ian Donnis / RIPR

Rhode Island's 2018 primary is almost here. Some voters have tuned in recently, and many not at all. Political junkies, on the other hand, have been anticipating this election for a long time.

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Rhode Island candidates stepped up their final push for voters' support ahead of the Wednesday primary with a combination of high-profile endorsemens and retail politics.

In the race for lieutenant governor between incumbent Democrat Dan McKee and progressive challenger Aaron Regunberg, Regunberg received an endorsement from 2016 presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. from Vermont Bernie Sanders.

Elisabeth Harrison / RIPR

Rhode Island voters head to polls in primary elections Wednesday. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay has been thinking about what’s at stake as candidates jockey for positions in the November midterm elections.

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