bestnom1000x50
  • February 16, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    As noted at RI Future, the latest name to surface in the Congressional sweepstakes is lawyer Donna Nesselbush, known for her work to combat domestic violence, among other things.

    She joins higher profile women Elizabeth Roberts, Betsy Dennigan, and Myrth York in the rumor mill. If one woman emerges, here, she'll be in solid position in a field that could be crowded and largely male.

    Read More

  • February 12, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    Providence City Councilman Seth Yurdin is sending around an email soliciting support for a potential Congressional run, yet another in a long list of Dems weighing a bid for Patrick Kennedy's seat.

    The GOP names floating about include former state Republican chairman John Holmes, former Kennedy opponent Jonathan Scott, and Lincoln Town Administrator T.

    Read More

  • February 12, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    Just spoke with Republican party chairman Giovanni Cicione. A CNN report had him voicing interest in the Kennedy seat. He told me he has the "interest" but not the "capability" - with four kids and a small business, he said, now is not the right time to pour the time and energy into the race.

  • February 12, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    From CNN:

    Rep. Patrick Kennedy already had a Republican challenger, businessman John Loughlin, before he decided to retire from his Rhode Island seat late Thursday.

    Now that Kennedy is out of the race, another Republican might jump in: Rhode Island GOP chairman Giovanni Cicione.

    "I am more than interested," Cicione told CNN Friday.

    Read More

  • February 12, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    My colleague at the Boston Phoenix has this post on the Rhode Island Monthly story, by former ProJo reporter Mark Arsenault, that explains Kennedy's decision not to run.

    There's a perennial danger, at any non-daily print publication, of publishing material that's dated the moment it comes out--or even before. But Rhode Island Monthly went to the opposite extreme with their March issue, which features a cover story titled, "I WON'T RUN AGAIN: Patrick Kennedy talks about his father, his future, and why he's leaving Congress after 16 years."

    Read More

  • February 12, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    Matt Jerzyk over at RI Future and his legal blog Closing Argument suggested, last night, that State Representative Ed Pacheco might run for Congressman Patrick Kennedy's soon-to-be-vacant seat. And now, Pacheco is suggesting he is "seriously considering" a bid.

    There is also talk of someone from Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd's family running.

    Read More



  • February 12, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy's decision to retire from Congress has already unleashed a torrent of speculation about which Democrats might hop into the race to succeed him. A quick and dirty assessment:

    • Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts - Her decision to back out of the governor's race could pay dividends. With statewide recognition and a solid reputation as a legislator, she is well-positioned for a run.

    Read More

  • February 11, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    In the Providence Phoenix that hits newsstands today I've got a cover story on Republican State Representative John J. Loughlin's suddenly high-profile bid to oust Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy. The piece includes a look at his biography and personality, digs deep into his politics, and asesses his chances come fall. Also, an answer to the burning question about the man who would be the next Scott Brown: does he have a pick-up truck?

    Read More

  • February 10, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    Sarah Palin, media darling, is not as popular as her press would suggest. A new Phoenix editorial tackles television's conservative bias. An excerpt:

    When Palin shimmies, assignment editors shake. And why not? Like hurricanes, blizzards, and other natural disasters, Palin makes for good TV.

    For all the Republicans' bellyaching about the media's liberal bias, television has served them exceedingly well.

    Read More

  • February 10, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    An interesting experiment underway over at projo.com, where the newspaper web site is offering live storm updates from reporters and readers and a webcam look at road conditions, via the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. All part of an increasing convergence of print and video in the biz.

  • February 09, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    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: Caprio, according to the campaign, has a 17-point lead on his Democratic rival, Patrick Lynch, among likely Democratic primary voters.

    Mike Mikus, Lynch's campaign manager, plays down the results.

    Read More



  • February 08, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    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 for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. The poll gave Caprio higher job performance ratings and had him virtually tied with independent Lincoln Chafee in a general election matchup.

    Read More

  • February 05, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    Ian Donnis over at WRNI wonders if Ken Block, founder of the Moderate Party, may be the party's soon-to-be-unveiled nominee for governor. For what it's worth, that's what we hear - in a very Rhode Island, second-hand sort of way - over at N4N. And the field keeps growing...

    WPRI-TV is set to release some interesting poll numbers on the gubernatorial race tonight.

  • February 05, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    The WPRI poll released last night is, undoubtedly, bad news for Representative Patrick Kennedy. The poll found 35 percent of voters statewide giving him good marks on job performance and 62 percent giving him poor marks. And while 35 percent of First Congressional District voters said they would vote for Kennedy, 31 percent said they would consider someone else and 28 percent said they would vote to replace him.

    Read More

  • February 04, 2010
    By David Scharfenberg

    In a General Assembly not exactly known for moral rectitude: an outbreak of ethics. Majority Leader Gordon Fox, who has a large ethics fine in his past, is proposing a constitutional amendment - to be approved by voters - that would restore Ethics Commission oversight of legislators after a controversial state Supreme Court ruling last summer stripped much of it away.

    Read More

< Previous | 1 | 2 | 3 | Next >
ADVERTISEMENT
 Friends' Activity   Popular 
All Blogs
Follow the Phoenix
  • newsletter
  • twitter
  • facebook
  • youtube
  • rss
ADVERTISEMENT
Latest Comments
ADVERTISEMENT
Search Blogs
 
Not For Nothing Archives