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Hummel’s soft play for a more robust RI media
Michael Healey, best known as the amiable spokesman for former Attorney General Patrick Lynch, has nicknamed independent investigative reporter Jim Hummel's stories the "Hummel Pummel."
| March 23, 2012
Am I the only one looking forward to Patrick Lynch, candidate for governor in 2014, answering questions about his brother's medical marijuana operation? This should...
| January 18, 2011
Patrick Lynch, the outgoing attorney general, has been touting his $415,000 war chest and suggesting that another run at elected office may be in the...
| December 10, 2010
Review: Trinity Rep gets to the Heart of Scrooge
The more things stay the same, the more they change; at least that's so regarding Trinity Repertory Company's A Christmas Carol (through December 31). Every year on Washington Street, they task themselves with resurrecting the Charles Dickens tale by
The inner Ebenezer
| December 03, 2010
Caprio's Clinton fixation
It was the highlight of Democrat Frank Caprio's bid for governor: an endorsement by Bill Clinton before an enormous American flag at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
The gubernatorial hopeful is running an ‘It’s The Economy, Stupid’ campaign. But will the centrist approach work in a liberal-leaning state?
| October 22, 2010
Providence's mayoral candidates, on bended knee
In a parallel universe, where serial candidate Christopher Young's antics are simply an ingenious bit of performance art — and not evidence of a worrisome and often obnoxious instability — his display at the recent Providence mayoral debate might quali
| August 27, 2010
It's on: Chafee and Caprio square off for governor
Just a couple of weeks after Attorney General Patrick Lynch withdrew from the governor's race, it is quickly shaping up as a two-man battle: independent Lincoln Chafee versus Democrat Frank Caprio.
Man vs. Message
| July 30, 2010
The Democrats' ambitious new chairman
Last month, just a few weeks removed from his long-held post as chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party, Bill Lynch walked into the party’s convention as a Congressional candidate and didn’t come close to securing the endorsement.
| July 23, 2010
The Lynch Fallout
Much has been written about whether Congressional candidate Bill Lynch will benefit from his brother Patrick's decision to drop out of the Democratic gubernatorial primary. But Patrick's...
| July 20, 2010
Patrick Lynch’s labor problem
For Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, candidate for governor, labor matters.
| May 21, 2010
Lynch's Labor Problem
Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch, candidate for governor, scored a key labor endorsement a couple of weeks ago from the United Food and Commercial Workers...
| May 19, 2010
Not Easy Being AG
The pronouncements of political scientists don't always square with reality. But one oft-repeated bit of punditry in the run-up to the gubernatorial race is proving quite prescient:...
| May 04, 2010
A wind farm — and a governor’s legacy — hang in the balance
With Governor Carcieri’s second and final term coming to an end, it is time to think about the “L” word — legacy.
Not Easy Being Green
| April 09, 2010
Incarcerated in a maximum-security prison in Cranston, Rhode Island, Jeff Mailhot grabbed a pen and a sheet of stationery and traced an outline of his beefy left hand.
A serial killer seeks a payoff
| April 02, 2010
Lynch Hits Carcieri on EPA Letter
As reported here last week, Governor Carcieri was part of a group of 20 governors who penned a letter voicing opposition to the EPA's planned...
| March 23, 2010
Lynch Picks Up Endorsement
Gubernatorial candidate Patrick Lynch, who has been making a strong play for union support in the Democratic primary, announces an endorsement: Today United Food and...
| March 22, 2010
Lynch Rolls out Economic Development Plan
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio has focused his campaign, almost exclusively, on boosting small business and the local economy - though he hasn't offered much by...
| March 16, 2010
Down ballot drama
The race for governor and the scramble to replace retiring Representative Patrick J. Kennedy have obsessed Rhode Island's chattering class. But all the talk has obscured an intriguing set of "down ballot" races for lieutenant governor, attorney general,
Important races to watch in '10
| March 12, 2010
The faded Follies
As regular readers of the Cool, Cool World well know, one of the social highlights of the year at Casa Diablo is the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies.
The thrill is gone at the ProJo shindig; there’s something about Cumberland; and more
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 05, 2010
Mikus Leaves Lynch Campaign
UPDATE: The Lynch campaign has just made the formal announcement ----------------------------------------------------------------- N4N has learned that Mike Mikus, who has managed Patrick Lynch's gubernatorial run since...
| March 01, 2010
On the Caprio Poll
The ProJo has a short piece on the inside pages today on Frank Caprio's gubernatorial campaign releasing results on a single question from a campaign poll:...
| February 09, 2010
Lynch's Labor Trouble
The topline figures in last week's WPRI-TV poll were not great news for Attorney General Patrick Lynch, as he tries to outmanuever Treasurer Frank Caprio...
| February 08, 2010
Caprio Campaign Rejects Talk of GOP Run
Patrick Lynch's campaign issued a press release this morning titled "Caprio to Run as a Republican?," which cites a radio interview with John Dodenhoff, former campaign manager...
| February 02, 2010
Following the Money
Before Democratic gubernatorial candidates Frank Caprio and Patrick Lynch filed their quarterly campaign finance reports yesterday, we knew the broad outlines: Lynch, who has trailed...
| February 02, 2010
Lynch Keeps Up Offensive
Patrick Lynch has been, by far, the most aggressive voice in the nascent gubernatorial campaign. Today he takes a swipe at Governor Carcieri and his...
| January 26, 2010
What’s next for Cicilline?
Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline rode into office seven years ago as the fresh-faced anti-Buddy. Bleach for a soiled City Hall.
After a couple of tough years — and some jabs from Buddy — how bright is his political future?
| January 22, 2010
Finally, a GOP gubernatorial contender!
Speaking of the GOP, it appears the party has a candidate — at last! — for the gubernatorial race, provided he doesn't wimp out like Rory Smith did when he realized he was in a no-win, not-ever situation.
Robitaille gives it a go. Plus, voter unrest, Reid puts his foot in it, and more.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| January 15, 2010
A gadfly eyes public office
Rhode Island's gubernatorial tilt is attracting more attention than any other of the state's budding races.
| January 15, 2010
Chafee and the hazards of a bold politics
By the time a candidate for major office steps up to the microphone to officially declare for the seat, everyone already knows his intentions.
| January 08, 2010
It will not be a dull year!
The New Year is shaping up as potent dope for the political junkie.
The governor’s race, gambling, drama on Smith Hill, and more is on tap in 2010
| January 08, 2010
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