Rhode Island Politics

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Politics this Week with John DePetro: Election as a Tale of Two RIs

By Justin Katz | October 25, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz explore the central divide of Rhode Island politics.

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State of the State: James Lathrop for General Treasurer

By Richard August | October 23, 2022 |

Host Richard August speaks with James Lathrop, the Republican candidate for Rhode Island General Treasurer.

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Can the U.S. Survive the Madness of Its Politics?

By Justin Katz | October 20, 2022 |

It may be Crazy Season, but the rationale Democrats are giving for their votes is enough to make one despair of our nation’s capacity to analyze problem, develop solutions, and survive.

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Politics this Week with John DePetro: McKee’s Redneck Rhode Island

By Justin Katz | October 17, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz keep up with the accelerating political season.

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State of the State: Aaron Guckian for Lieutenant Governor

By Darlene D'Arezzo | October 16, 2022 |

Host Darlene D’Arezzo sits down with Aaron Guckian, the 2022 Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.

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Republicans and Other Independent Candidates and Health Professionals

By John Loughlin | October 15, 2022 |

John Loughlin interviews Republican and Independent candidates and professionals in the healthcare industry.

A water drop and ripples

Basically, McKee thinks Rhode Islanders are the rednecks of New England.

By Justin Katz | October 13, 2022 |

Whatever your political affiliation, you should recognize that Democrat Governor Dan McKee’s “you’re not from here” attack ad on Republican Ashley Kalus is dark and disgusting: You can’t lead a state you don’t know. I am proud to call Rhode Island home. pic.twitter.com/jPr9qkXyXP — Governor Dan McKee (@DanMcKeeRI) October 13, 2022 Even if we ignore…

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Politics this Week with John DePetro: Disconnects as a Sign of Dysfunction

By Justin Katz | October 12, 2022 |

John DePetro and Justin Katz discuss the dysfunction of Rhode Island politics.

A water drop and ripples

What to make of a union-led pro-McKee rally outside of a television studio?

By Justin Katz | October 11, 2022 |

Looks mainly like an attempt to intimidate his political opposition to me. The candidates have arrived for tonight's RI gubernatorial debate at the @wpri12 studios. Both greeted by a crowd which appears to be largely made up of McKee supporters. pic.twitter.com/2wLHQbJAjH — Ryan Welch (@RyanWelchPhotog) October 11, 2022

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The strange story of Rhode Island politics presents an opportunity.

By Justin Katz | October 11, 2022 |

Remarkably consistent polls from WPRI and the Boston Globe tell a strange, yet familiar, story. Rhode Islanders think their state is going in the wrong direction — 45% versus 34% (WPRI) and 48% versus 35% (Globe).  Meanwhile, favorable opinions of incumbent Democrat Governor Dan McKee almost match those results inversely to what one would expect —…