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  • November 01, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    In keeping with our recent look at some of the problems of the national GOP, former ProJo scribe Mark Arsenault -- who has been doing some freelancing for The Boston Globe since taking the buyout -- reports today on the disappearance of Republican moderates in New England.

    The Northeast moderates, often called the Rockefeller Republicans after the former New York governor, were once as much a New England tradition as traffic jams on the Kancamagus Highway in leaf-peeping season.

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  • November 01, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    Mark Arsenault has been doing some freelance work for the Boston Globe since he took the ProJo buyout, and he has a good piece today on the vanishing breed of GOP moderates in New England.

    The Northeast moderates, often called the Rockefeller Republicans after the former New York governor, were once as much a New England tradition as traffic jams on the Kancamagus Highway in leaf-peeping season.

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  • October 29, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

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    In time for Halloween, my colleague David S. Bernstein has a good read about how the national Republican Party is in the process of marginalizing itself:

    The Limbaugh “dittoheads” have stormed GOP headquarters and devoured dissenters. As political columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. wrote this past week in the Washington Post, “the cause of Edmund Burke, Leo Strauss, Robert Nisbet, and William F.

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  • October 27, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    Coverage in yesterday's ProJo reaffirmed the obvious: that Jon Scott and Mark Zaccaria are running woefully underfunded longshot battles, respectively, against Patrick Kennedy and Jim Langevin.

    Yet that won't stop the local GOP from making an almost last-minute stand.

    From the Rhode Island Republican Party:

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  • October 27, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    Speaking of Mike Huckabee, the once and possibly future GOP presidential candidate is due to visit College Hill on Thursday.

    From Brown University:

    Thursday 30 October
    Mike Huckabee: “The Pursuit of the Presidency and the Perfectly Insane American Process”

    Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of Arkansas and 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate, will give a behind the scenes perspective on his primary run and the upcoming Presidential election in a lecture titled, "The Pursuit of the Presidency and the Perfectly Insane American Process.


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  • October 27, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

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    Word comes that Alaska's largest newspaper has endorsed Obama. Meanwhile, my Boston Phoenix colleague David Bernstein, who recently spent some time following Sarah Palin in New Hampshire, has a good read on the GOP VP candidate and why she might be a top presidential contender in the future.

    On the campaign trail, Palin has a remarkable ability to project genuineness through the least genuine of activities.

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  • August 15, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    US Representative Jim Langevin joined Steve Aveson, Jen Lawless, and myself for a taping this morning of WPRI/WNAC-TV's Newsmakers. I noted how the four-term congressman has about $230,000 in his war chest -- more than 10 times the amount of Mark Zaccaria, his Republican opponent -- and that he benefits from being a well-known incumbent.

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  • July 28, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    Via BeloBlog:

    Eileen Slocum, 30-year advocate and political fundraiser, died yesterday at Newport Hospital, according to her son. She was 92.

    Slocum, who hosted fundraisers in her Bellevue Avenue mansion and opened her gardens -- designed by Frederick Law Olmstead -- to the public, was a doyenne of both Newport social life and the National Republican Party.

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  • July 15, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    Denials of interest by the former Mass. governor notwithstanding, my former Boston Phoenix colleague Seth Gitell thinks that Mitt could revitalize the GOP ticket:

    Mitt Romney’s tenacity coupled with the increasing focus on the economy lead me to believe he’s the best choice as John McCain’s potential running mate — even though McCain obviously loathes him.

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  • July 03, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    We can't rule out the possibility that Democrats would try to make life difficult for Gio Cicione.

    Yet when it comes to Gio's last-minute legislative candidates, who bears the responsibility for ensuring that things were done correctly and in a timely fashion?

    Yes, that would be Gio.

  • June 25, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    Speaking of East Providence, Will Ricci sends word about a fundraiser being staged tomorrow by the East Providence Republican City Committee:

    He writes:

    We are going to have a very active election season in EP, as for the first time in anyone's memory, we have GOP candidates for three OPEN General Assembly seats (2 in the House and 1 in the Senate).

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  • June 24, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    Some interesting news from the state GOP: Donna Perry of Jamestown, executive director of the Rhode Island Republican Party (she also happens to be the sister of John DePetro) is launching a challenge to Senator Teresa Pavia Weed, the majority leader of that chamber.

    Perry, a resident of Jamestown, says she decided the time is right to challenge Paiva-Weed who Perry says does not represent the interests of her constituents and whose leadership decisions are wrong for the interests of all Rhode Islanders.

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  • June 18, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    Not so unusual, perhaps, considering how I sometimes get stuff from Obama.

    Dear Ian,

    You should have recently received a letter from me along with a birthday card asking you to help the Republican National Committee celebrate President Bush's 62nd birthday on July 6.

    I know George will appreciate receiving warm wishes from loyal supporters on his special

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  • June 13, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

    Curiously absent from today's ProJo coverage of last night's RI Republican convention is the skinny on what happened with the races for national committeeman and national committeewoman.

    Will Ricci at the Ocean State Republican fills in the details:

    In one of the longest conventions ever (okay, that may be an exaggeration, but not by much; we adjourned well after midnight following several near revolts by the membership), and after three highly contested rounds of balloting, the delegates to the Rhode Island Republican Party State Convention elected Rep.

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  • June 11, 2008
    By Ian Donnis

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    Topping the bill for tomorrow night's RI GOP convention is the three-way Manning-Avedisian-Trillo race for GOP National Committeeman, a story that I broke here.

    And since the confab is going down in Lincoln, will the ubiquitous Pat Crowley crash the party?

    Here's the word from the GOP:

    The Rhode Island Republican Party will hold its election year Convention this Thursday, June 12th at the Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old Country Road, Lincoln, starting at 7:00 PM.

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