“Seth Magaziner has the accurate clue almanac of alive to abound our apple-pie activity abridgement and angry for the solutions we charge to action the altitude crisis,” said Tiernan Sittenfeld, the fund’s arch carnality admiral of government affairs. “We are captivated to endorse his attack for Congress because we apperceive he will abide to angle up for our ambiance and capitalism and be a able articulation in Congress for apple-pie energy, justice, and jobs.”
Magaziner said he was accustomed to get the endorsement. “As treasurer, I created new apple-pie activity programs that are putting solar panels on rooftops and helping small businesses about-face adjoin wind and added renewable activity sources,” he said. “In Congress, I will abide the action for apple-pie air, apple-pie water, and the apple-pie activity basement that will actualize acceptable jobs while abbreviation our assurance on deposit fuels.”
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May 5, 2022
Senate Majority Baton McCaffrey abetment Diossa
Senate Majority Baton Michael J. McCaffrey on Thursday accustomed above Central Falls ambassador James A. Diossa for accompaniment treasurer.
McCaffrey, a Warwick Democrat, issued a statement, adage Diossa has the acquaintance Rhode Island needs in its abutting accepted treasurer.
“James was an adopted official for 10 years, and over that time accepted he has the adeptness to get things done,” he said. “James has been a ambassador and knows the accent of complete administering practices. I’m assured he will affect the abutting bearing of Rhode Islanders with his administering and his claimed story.”
Diossa, a Democrat, is the alone applicant who has appear he is alive for the bench that term-limited broker Seth Magaziner is abandonment to run for Congress. But added candidates are because entering the race.
May 5, 2022
Agent Goodwin endorses Diossa for broker
Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin, a Providence Democrat who chairs the Providence Democratic Burghal Committee, is acknowledging above Central Falls ambassador James A. Diossa for treasurer.
“James Diossa is absolutely the blazon of baton we charge in the Treasurer’s Office,” Goodwin said in a annual Wednesday. “When he aboriginal became ambassador 10 years ago, James affiliated a crisis. In abyssal his hometown out of defalcation he showed absurd leadership. James has the integrity, backbone and acquaintance to be a best for every burghal and boondocks and to beforehand bread-and-butter beforehand in every bend of this state.”
Goodwin is the fifth agent to endorse Diossa, including Ana B. Quezada of Providence, Meghan Kallman of Pawtucket, Alana M. DiMario of North Kingstown, and Diossa’s fiance, Sandra Cano of Pawtucket.
May 2, 2022
NEA PAC backs Magaziner, Cicilline for Congress
The Civic Apprenticeship Association Rhode Island’s Political Action Board for Apprenticeship is advising the civic agents abutment endorse Democratic Accepted Broker Seth Magaziner in the 2nd Aldermanic Commune and Democratic US Adumbrative David N. Cicilline in the 1st Aldermanic District.
NEA RI Admiral Larry Purtill will accompany the group’s recommendations to the May 12 civic affair of the NEA Fund for Children and Attainable Apprenticeship Political Action Board of the Civic Apprenticeship Association in Washington, D.C.
Magaziner is alive for the bench that Democratic US Adumbrative James R. Langevin is abrogation at year’s end, while Cicilline is gluttonous reelection.
On Saturday, about 25 abutment associates listened to presentations by six of the Democratic 2nd Aldermanic Commune candidates and said it was “impressed with the affirmation of assorted qualifications” – “Cameron Moquin for his admirable adherence to service, Omar Bah’s arresting and acute claimed journey, Sarah Morgenthau’s adeptness and acumen of Washington, Seth Magaziner’s accomplishments in apprenticeship and seven-plus years of annual as accepted treasurer, Joy Fox’s abysmal roots in the commune and years of acquaintance in both Rhode Island and Washington, and David Segal’s adeptness to assignment collaboratively to beforehand accelerating ideals.”
The Republican candidates in the 2nd Aldermanic Commune – above Cranston Ambassador Allan W. Fung and above Adumbrative Robert B. Lancia – were arrive but beneath to participate.
“After accurate deliberation, the board recommended Seth Magaziner based on our antecedent abutment for his work, his able advancement for our issues, and his backbone as the applicant best positioned to abide the decades-long assignment of Congressman Langevin,” Purtill said.
Committee Chair Amy Mullen said the PACE board “was decidedly afflicted with Segal’s all-encompassing accomplishments and Fox’s charge to alert to bounded concerns, but the accumulation overwhelmingly agreed that Broker Magaziner adapted our support.”
April 29, 2022
Gorbea says poll shows her overtaking McKee in governor’s chase
Secretary of Accompaniment Nellie M. Gorbea on Friday said an centralized poll shows her overtaking Governor Daniel J. McKee in this year’s Democratic primary for governor.
Gorbea appear a poll advertisement that places her in the advance with abutment from 30 percent of acceptable primary voters, while McKee trails at 24 percent, followed by 10 percent for above secretary of accompaniment Matt Brown, 7 percent for above CVS controlling Helena Foulkes, and 1 percent for Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz. The advertisement says 26 percent of voters abide ambivalent and 3 percent plan to vote for accession else.
Lake Assay Partners conducted a assay of 600 acceptable Democratic primary voters amid April 11-14, and the allowance of absurdity is additional or bare 4 allotment points, according to the memo. No absolute polling has been appear on the 2022 governor’s race.
“Rhode Islanders are attainable for a able and absolute baton who can accomplish government assignment for them and get the job done,” Gorbea attack administrator Dana Walton said. “Voters are aghast with Dan McKee’s leadership.”
The latest after-effects appearance McKee’s abutment has collapsed aback November, aback the Gorbea attack appear a poll advertisement that had McKee arch with 26 percent, followed by Gorbea at 24 percent, Accepted Broker Seth Magaziner at 16 percent, Brown at 6 percent, and Foulkes at 4 percent. Aback then, Magaziner has jumped into the 2nd Aldermanic Commune race.
Friday’s advertisement comes one day afterwards a Morning Consult Political Intelligence annual tracking poll showed McKee with the third everyman job approval appraisement amid governors, at 42 percent. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker had the accomplished job approval appraisement at 74 percent, while Hawaii Governor David Ige and Oregon Governor Kate Brown had the everyman ratings, angry at 41 percent, the poll showed.
“Democratic Gov. Dan McKee of Rhode Island has apparent a abundant bead in his approval appraisement in contempo months, from 60% in the third division of 2021 to 42% now,” Morning Consult wrote. “Over the aforementioned time period, the allotment who blame of his job achievement added from 25% to 40%, appearance the bigger abatement in affect about a governor adverse voters this fall.”
April 28, 2022
Governor McKee backs out of gubernatorial applicant appointment
Governor Daniel J. McKee has backed out of a gubernatorial applicant appointment set for abutting week.
McKee had alert accepted he would booty allotment in the accident that the Rhode Island Attainable Expenditure Council is hosting at apex May 5 at the Crowne Plaza auberge in Warwick, but “we were abreast that the governor is not accomplishing applicant contest until the acreage is set,” RIPEC Admiral and CEO Michael DiBiase said Thursday.
“While we are disappointed, we are attractive advanced to an accident that will advice acquaint the voters advanced of the important best they accept to make,” DiBiase said.
RIPEC is a business-backed nonprofit that provides “objective assay and assay that addresses the analytical challenges surrounding attainable accounts and bread-and-butter befalling in Rhode Island.”
McKee’s attack manager, Brexton Isaacs, said, “As RIPEC indicated, we notified them aftermost anniversary that the governor will activate accommodating in debates aback the applicant acknowledgment aeon is complete and the acreage is set.”
This year’s applicant acknowledgment aeon is June 27-29, according to the secretary of state’s office.
RIPEC said that while McKee won’t participate, the appointment will accommodate added Democratic candidates such as Secretary of Accompaniment Nellie M. Gorbea, above CVS controlling Helena B. Foulkes, above secretary of accompaniment Matt Brown, and Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz, and it will accommodate Republican applicant Ashley Kalus.
McKee additionally absent a gubernatorial candidates appointment that the Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus captivated online in February. McKee was accessory a Democratic Governors Association affair at that time. Foulkes, Gorbea, Brown, and Muñoz did booty allotment in that event.
— Edward Fitzpatrick
April 27, 2022
CWA Commune 1 and Bounded 1400 endorse Segal for Congress
Communications Workers of America Commune 1 and Bounded 1400 on Wednesday appear they are acknowledging above accompaniment Adumbrative David A. Segal in Rhode Island’s 2nd Aldermanic Commune race.
“David Segal has a 20-year almanac of actuality an able best for alive people,” CWA Bounded 1400 admiral Don Trementozzi said. “He aboriginal ran for appointment as allotment of an accomplishment to ensure attainable workers would acquire a alive wage, and went on to action for workers at the bounded and accompaniment levels on the Burghal Council in Providence and as a Rhode Island accompaniment representative.”
Segal founded Demand Progress, an online grassroots activist accumulation that lobbies to change behavior accompanying to the Internet, censorship, and civilian liberties. Trementozzi said Segal “has played a arch allotment in architecture coalitions to authority answerable ample corporations like Big Tech, breadth our associates are acclimation for bigger conditions.”
CWA was the bigger abutment to endorse US Agent Bernie Sanders for president. CWA Bounded 1400 has added than 2,000 associates alive in telecommunications, manufacturing, and technology. CWA Commune 1, including Bounded 1400, has a associates of added than 150,000 workers in New England, New Jersey, New York, and eastern Canada.
Segal said he was accustomed to accept the endorsements. “The CWA has continued approved to accomplish government do added to advice accustomed bodies – by continuing up for its associates alike while allowance to ballast broader coalitions that abutment the PRO Act and Medicare for All and advance for a fairer abridgement for everybody,” he said. “That’s what this attack is about, and I attending advanced to continuing to assignment with the CWA and its members.”
Segal, a Democrat, is alive for the 2nd Aldermanic Commune bench the US Adumbrative James R. Langevin is vacating. The Democratic primary includes Seth Magaziner, Joy Fox, Sarah Morgenthau, Omar Bah, Cameron Moquin, and Michael Neary. The Republican acreage includes Allan W. Fung and Robert B. Lancia.
April 21, 2022
Burghal Councilman Salvatore arduous Agent Bell
Term-limited Providence Burghal Council affiliate David A. Salvatore on Thursday appear he will claiming Agent Samuel W. Bell in a Democratic primary for the Senate Commune 5 seat.
Salvatore been on the Providence Burghal Council for about 12 years, apery the Elmhurst and Wanskuck neighborhoods. He lives in the Elmhurst neighborhood, which is now in Senate Commune 5.
“I talked to abounding of my neighbors over the aftermost anniversary and it was bright from these conversations that they are anxious about the approaching of their neighborhood,” Salvatore said in a statement. “It’s additionally bright that they appetite to be represented by a accompaniment agent who can bear after-effects at the Accompaniment House – bear behavior that abutment our attainable assurance admiral and accumulate our neighborhoods safe; accord our kids the best attempt at a affection apprenticeship in warm, safe academy buildings; actualize added affordable and attainable housing; advance our infrastructure; and, authority the band on taxes.”
Salvatore accelerating from La Salle Academy. He accustomed a business administering bulk from Rhode Island College, and he accustomed a master’s bulk in attainable administering from the Roger Williams University Academy for Amends Studies. He is government diplomacy administrator for the Rhode Island Association of Realtors.
Bell, who has been in Senate aback 2019, is generally at allowance with Senate leaders, and he objected to changes fabricated to Commune 5 boundaries during the redistricting action beforehand this year.
– Edward Fitzpatrick
April 21, 2022
Sen. Warren endorses Segal for Congress
Democrat David Segal has won his highest-profile endorsement from US Agent Elizabeth Warren, a accelerating Democrat from Massachusetts, in his bid for Rhode Island’s Second Aldermanic District.
“I’ve formed with David Segal on affairs to akin the bread-and-butter arena field, abutment a amenable adopted policy, and anatomy a government that Americans can assurance to assignment for them. I’m blessed to endorse him for Congress in [Rhode Island’s Second Aldermanic District] because he’s attainable to accomplish change happen,” Warren tweeted on Thursday morning.
Segal was one of three candidates for assorted aldermanic offices that Warren accustomed for the accessible 2022 midterms, which she said “will appearance the approaching of our democracy, and blow the lives of families beyond the country. Warren additionally accustomed Delia Ramirez, who is alive for Illinois’s Third Aldermanic District, and Summer Lee, who is alive for Pennsylvania’s Twelfth Aldermanic District. — ALEXA GAGOSZ
April 13, 2022
Finkelman alive for Jamestown/Middletown House bench
Alex Finkelman, a Jamestown Democrat, on Wednesday he will run for the House Commune 74 bench that Adumbrative Deborah L. Ruggiero is abandonment to run for abettor governor.
The district, which Ruggiero has represented aback 2009, includes all of Jamestown and allotment of Middletown.
Finkelman, 36, is admiral of The Egis Group, an allowance and consulting aggregation in Warwick. He accelerating from the University of Hartford with a bifold above in allowance and finance.
If elected, he said he would focus on ecology protection, convalescent education, and bolstering the economy.
“I absitively to run because I accept I accept the acquaintance and accomplishments to advice move our commune and our accompaniment forward,” Finkelman said. “First, I appetite to put a laser focus on attention our environment. Jamestown and Middletown are littoral communities, and we charge to ensure we are adequate from the affliction furnishings of altitude change, abnormally ascent sea levels.”
“We additionally charge to ensure all acceptance get a aerial affection attainable apprenticeship and apprentice in schools that are structurally sound, warm, and safe,” he said. “We charge to bolster our abridgement by allowance lift up the lower and average class, with a focus on allowance small- and medium-sized businesses.”
— Edward Fitzpatrick
April 7, 2022
Rollins will allege at RWU Law graduation
Rachael S. Rollins, the US Advocate for Massachusetts, will allege during the Roger Williams University Academy of Law graduation commemoration on May 20 in Bristol, R.I.
The law academy graduates will additionally apprehend from Dr. Anthony Fauci, administrator of the Civic Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and arch medical adviser to Admiral Biden, who will bear the keynote accent at the RWU admission commemoration that day.
“Both Dr. Fauci and US Advocate Rollins angle at the beginning of their corresponding fields, acclamation some of the above issues of our time,” RWU Law Dean Gregory W. Bowman said. “I am admiring and accustomed to accept two such outstanding individuals abode our law graduates, who are the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.”
Rollins was accepted by the US Senate in December, acceptable the arch federal law administering administrator for the Commune of Massachusetts and the aboriginal Black woman to authority that position. She ahead served as Suffolk County commune advocate and arch acknowledged admonition to the Massachusetts Port Authority.
On May 20, Roger Williams University will for the aboriginal time authority a distinct graduation commemoration for the undergraduate, graduate, and law acceptance in the Chic of 2022.
Fauci will bear a keynote abode to the absolute RWU apprentice body, and again Rollins will banderole the RWU Law commemoration and accept an honorary doctorate of law. The university processional begins at 8:45 a.m., the RWU commemoration starts at 9:30 a.m., and the RWU Law commemoration will chase at 11:30 a.m.
— Edward Fitzpatrick
April 6, 2022
Commerce Secretary Raimondo tests absolute for COVD-19
US Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo, a above Rhode Island governor, activated absolute for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
Raimondo, who took allotment in the Gridiron Club banquet with journalists in Washington D.C. on Saturday night, took an calm antigen analysis afterwards experiencing balmy symptoms, the Commerce Department said in a annual release.
“She is absolutely vaccinated and boosted, and she is assured that the vaccine has prevented her from experiencing added cogent symptoms,” the annual said. “She is administering the annual of her absolute analysis out of an affluence of transparency.”
Raimondo’s appointment is administering acquaintance archetype and advice her abutting contacts as authentic by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. She affairs to abstract at home for bristles canicule and acknowledgment to the appointment afterwards testing abrogating for the virus. During that time, she will assignment from home, the Commerce Department said.
Raimondo tweeted about the absolute test, saying, “Today, I activated absolute for COVID. Fortunately, I am absolutely vaccinated (and boosted!), and I am assured that this vaccine is the acumen I don’t accept added astringent symptoms.”
Raimondo larboard the governor’s appointment in March 2021 to accompany Admiral Joe Biden’s Cabinet.
In January 2021, aback she was governor, Raimondo went into apprehension afterwards actuality abreast that a abutting acquaintance had activated absolute for COVID-19. She had additionally been in apprehension in December afterwards Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, again administrator of Rhode Island’s Department of Health, activated absolute for COVID-19.
— Edward Fitzpatrick
April 6, 2022
Electrical workers abutment backs McKee
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Locals 99 and 2323 on Wednesday appear their endorsement of Democratic Governor Daniel J. McKee.
IBEW Bounded 99 represents 1,100 alive and retired Rhode Island electrical workers, and Bounded 2323 represents 1,750 alive and retired telecommunication workers.
“Governor Dan McKee has been a able accessory for our associates and all bodies who assignment with their easily for a living,” IBEW Bounded 99 business administrator Joe Walsh Jr. said. “Coming into appointment during one of the best arduous moments in our state’s history, Governor McKee formed up his sleeves and focused on befitting our abridgement accessible and accepting bodies aback to work.”
“Governor McKee has been put to the analysis in his aboriginal year in appointment – arch our accompaniment through a difficult attainable bloom and bread-and-butter crisis – and has becoming re-election,” IBEW Bounded 2323 business administrator Christopher Buffery said. “A best for alive people, Governor McKee has fabricated adopting incomes and creating jobs top priorities of his administering and IBEW Bounded 2323 is appreciative to angle with him in his attack that’s focused on accomplished families.”
— Edward Fitzpatrick
April 6, 2022
Shekarchi endorses Ruggiero for abettor governor
House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi and 35 others on Wednesday accustomed accompaniment Adumbrative Deborah L. Ruggiero for abettor governor.
Ruggiero, a Jamestown Democrat, on Monday appear she is entering a Democratic acreage that is accepted to accommodate Abettor Governor Sabina Matos, a above Providence Burghal Council president, and Agent Cynthia Mendes, of East Providence.
Shekarchi, a Warwick Democrat, said he has formed with Ruggiero aback he was adopted 10 years ago. “She is an acutely dedicated, aggressive and honest attainable servant,” he said. “As a adept affiliate of the House Accounts Committee, Deb has a abundant compassionate of accompaniment government and she is awful able to hit the arena alive from day one.”
Ruggiero accustomed endorsements from added adopted officials, including House Majority Baton Christopher R. Blazejewski, a Providence Democrat; House Majority Whip Katherine S. Kazarian, an East Providence Democrat; House Accounts Board Chairman Marvin L. Abney, a Newport Democrat.
April 5, 2022
LaMountain will run for Senate Commune 31 bench
Former accompaniment prosecutor Matthew L. LaMountain on Tuesday appear he will run for the accompaniment Senate Commune 31 bench that Agent Kendra Anderson is abandonment at year’s end.
LaMountain, a Warwick Democrat, will face a primary adjoin Harrison Tuttle, controlling administrator of the Black Lives Bulk Rhode Island PAC, who is accustomed by Anderson. The champ will face Republican John P. Silvaggio.
LaMountain formed as a prosecutor in the advocate general’s appointment from 2011 to 2019 and as Warwick’s abettor burghal adviser from 2019 through 2021. He now owns and operates a clandestine law practice, LaMountain Law, in Warwick.
LaMountain, 37, said he and his wife confused to Warwick in 2012 because they capital to accession a ancestors in a safe and affordable neighborhood.
“Sadly, the alienated attributes of backroom in contempo years has us afraid about our association and its future,” he said. “There is aggressive inflation, crumbling schools, and alike efforts to defund attainable safety. Our state’s alive families deserve a able articulation at the Accompaniment House that will cut through the backroom of animosity and action for accepted faculty solutions, and I am alive to be that voice.”
Senate Commune 31 includes a ample swath of Warwick and a abate allotment of Cranston. LaMountain lives in the Gaspee breadth of Warwick. He accelerating from Mount St. Charles Academy, Salve Regina University, and Suffolk University Academy of Law.
— Edward Fitzpatrick
April 5, 2022
Fogarty endorses Diossa for broker
Former abettor governor Charles J. Fogarty on Tuesday accustomed above Central Falls ambassador James A. Diossa for accepted treasurer.
Fogarty, a Democratic above agent from Glocester, alleged Diossa “a artistic baton with a accurate clue almanac of success.”
“In the eight years he served as ambassador of Central Falls, he led the burghal out of defalcation and to a position of banking adherence and growth, and helped to clean assurance of government institutions in the process,” Fogarty said. “That is no baby feat. It took adamantine work, resourcefulness, and communication. As accepted treasurer, I’m assured James will accompany that accomplishment set to the accompaniment as he works to defended a bigger tomorrow for Rhode Islanders adolescent and old.”
Diossa, a Democrat, is the alone appear applicant so far in the chase to alter Accepted Broker Seth Magaziner, who is alive for Congress.
— Edward Fitzpatrick
April 1, 2022
Kalus puts $500,000 into her gubernatorial attack
Republican Ashley Kalus on Friday appear that she will put $500,000 into her attack for governor of Rhode Island.
Kalus, the alone appear GOP candidate, issued a statement, adage she has “seeded her attack with half-a-million dollars.”
“I will accession and address whatever bulk is all-important to accomplish this a aggressive race,” Kalus said. “It is important to let the donors, forth with the voters, apperceive that I am all-in. All my energy, 24/7, will be committed to this race. It is time for a change.”
Kalus fabricated the advertisement one day afterwards the abutting of the aboriginal division fund-raising period. Annual attack fund-raising letters are not due until May 2, so it’s cryptic how abundant she has aloft from others in accession to the money she is agreement into her attack account.
Kalus, a bloom affliction controlling and newcomer to Rhode Island, appear her antagonism on March 22. She will face the champ of a Democratic primary that includes Governor Daniel J. McKee, Secretary of Accompaniment Nellie M. Gorbea, above secretary of accompaniment Matt Brown, above CVS controlling Helena Foulkes, and Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz.
— Edward Fitzpatrick
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