Rhode Island GOP

Piero Della Francesca, Battle Between Heraclius and Chosroes

Politics This Week with John DePetro: Battles Brewing in RI

By Justin Katz | October 4, 2021 |

John and Justin discuss brewing turmoil among and between factions in the Ocean State.

A baby elephant

Thought for the RIGOP: When the foundation is crumbling, that’s your priority.

By Justin Katz | September 21, 2021 |

During our weekly political segment, yesterday, John DePetro raised questions about the fact that the Rhode Island Republican Party does not yet have a candidate to announce for the upcoming gubernatorial race.  Chairwoman Sue Cienki has said an announcement is expected soon, but John raises a good point.  There are no obvious candidates, which means…

A stack of boxes outside a door

Politics This Week with John DePetro: In and Out of Power and Everything In Between

By Justin Katz | September 20, 2021 |

John and Justin talk about people and groups that are in and out of political races and trends.

A page of the RI House GOP casino infographic

Give some thought to whom advocates are representing, whether government unions or House Republicans.

By Justin Katz | May 11, 2021 |

When you get one of the regular giant mailers from a cabal of government labor unions advocating for higher taxes, it’s pretty obvious what’s going on.  They want government to collect more money so they can arrange with elected officials to transfer more of it to them, with the promise that the unions will feed…

What Dan Harrop Halted

By Justin Katz | March 29, 2013 |

Following the announcement of Dan Harrop’s withdrawal as a candidate in the contentious race for Rhode Island Republican Party chairman, some question arose as to the move’s significance. The evening before, the RIGOP’s Credentials Committee had ruled to dismiss Harrop’s complaints about registration irregularities in a prior vote that he lost by one and that…

Dan Harrop Concedes in Race for RIGOP Chair

By Justin Katz | March 28, 2013 |

In a statement provided to the Ocean State Current, Dr. Dan Harrop of Providence announces that he has decided to bring his campaign for chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party to a close.

“GOP Credentials Committee Determines Qualification of Voters at State Committee Meeting”

By Monique Chartier | March 28, 2013 |

Further to their convention (meeting?) last week which culminated in a very close election for chair and an honest process error, the RIGOP just released the following statement, entitled as above. Warwick: Last night the Credentials Committee of the Rhode Island Republican Party met to hear a petition to disqualify both the process and some…

RIGOP: Knock It Off!

By Patrick Laverty | March 27, 2013 |

This story sounds way too much like the long car trips when the kids in the back seat get on each others’ nerves enough to where the parent screams “Do I have to separate you two?!?” This might be necessary with the state’s Republican party. I’m sure by now, most Anchor Rising readers are familiar…

Harrop Will Continue to Challenge for GOP Chair

By Carroll Andrew Morse | March 25, 2013 |

Philip Marcelo of the Projo has just tweeted that…Outgoing #RI GOP chair @markzaccaria confirms @DanHarrop challenging party’s decision to award chairmanship to @RIGOPMarkSmiley.(Yesterday, the State GOP issued a press release, stating that the discrepancy between the number of delegates registered to vote and the number of votes counted on Thursday night had been resolved and…

Mark Zaccaria: RI GOP Leadership Election Continued

By Monique Chartier | March 22, 2013 |

Mark Zaccaria, whose tenure as Chair of the RIGOP was unexpected extended last night, issued the following statement this morning. RIGOP Deadlocked on New Chair Cranston: The State Central Committee of the Rhode Island Republican Party met in convention Thursday night to elect new leadership for the upcoming two year term. The convention was held…

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