Rhode Island GOP

Selecting a New Republican Chair (and a Few Other Officers)

By Carroll Andrew Morse | March 21, 2013 |

[10:22] The parliamentarian has ruled the vote invalid, and the Charimanship will be revoted on another night. [10:19] Hall over Olson 109 – 75 for 2nd Vice Chair. Platform fails 95 – 85. Calise over Talan 112 – 68. Smiley over Harrop 94 – 93 BUT that’s one more vote than the number of people…

Candidate for RIGOP Chair: Mark Smiley

By Engaged Citizen | March 16, 2013 |

On Thursday evening, the RIGOP will choose a new Chair. Mr. Smiley is the second of two candidates. Check out both Mr. Smiley and Dr. Harrop on this week’s Newsmakers on WPRI 12. Let me introduce myself, I’m Mark Smiley and I’m running for Chair of the RI Republican Party. I’ve been the Warren Republican…

Candidate for RIGOP Chair: Dr. Dan Harrop

By Engaged Citizen | March 16, 2013 |

On Thursday evening, the RIGOP will choose a new Chair. Dr. Harrop is one of two candidates. Check out both Dr. Harrop and Mr. Smiley on this week’s Newsmakers on WPRI 12. I am writing to let you know that after much consideration I have decided to run for Chairman of the RIGOP. As we…

Zaccaria Stepping Down as RI GOP Chair

By Carroll Andrew Morse | November 15, 2012 |

Monique reports that Mark Zaccaria announced at tonight’s state Republican Party meeting that he will not seek another term as party chair.

Picking Up the Pieces

By Patrick Laverty | November 7, 2012 |

In 2007, the Boston Red Sox were World Champions. Even late in 2011, they were the World Series favorites and the best team in baseball. Then the floor fell out from under them and last year, they were an embarrassment to the history of the franchise. Well, it’s not like the RI GOP has recently…

RIGOP About To Disburse $30,000-ish to Republican State Candidates

By Monique Chartier | July 17, 2012 |

Mark Zaccaria, Chair of the RIGOP, was kind enough to spend some time on the phone with me explaining how extensively (not his phrasing) GoLocalProv erred in their story as to the purportedly penurious state of the RIGOP. Hint for GoLocal: you only looked at one account; the party has four. Out of that conversation…


By Engaged Citizen | June 22, 2012 |

That is the headline you might be reading in your local paper this coming Thursday! Unless YOU do something about it! The R.I. GOP Candidate Recruitment Committee has come up with strong candidates in about half of the 113 Legislative Districts (38 Senate & 75 House). They have vetted these people. And have provided practical…

RIGOP Gets a New Executive Director

By Monique Chartier | March 27, 2012 |

Everyone say “hello” to Ann Clanton. (Below is the Press Release issued by the RIGOP this afternoon.) ANN CLANTON NAMED NEW RIGOP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Warwick: The Rhode Island Republican Party today named Ann Clanton, of Providence, as its Executive Director. Ms. Clanton succeeds Patrick Sweeney, Esq., who has held the post for more than a…

Sweeney Resigning as RI GOP Executive Director

By Carroll Andrew Morse | March 21, 2012 |

Rhode Island Public Radio‘s Ian Donnis is reporting that Patrick Sweeney is resigning as Executive Director of the Rhode Island Republican Party, citing “growing family commitments and needs to focus on his legal career”, and that…[State Party Chairman Mark Zaccaria] says he hopes to have Sweeney’s successor ready to deliver a presentation during a March…

The R.I. Republican Strike Force Has Landed

By Monique Chartier | February 29, 2012 |

… and they are poised to storm the Campaign 2012 beach! The formation of the Strike Force was announced last night at Perella’s restaurant in Warren. The volunteer corps (no “e”, Mr. President) will be the boots on the ground in the campaigns of Republican candidates for the General Assembly – to assist with events,…

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