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  • Rhode Island House of Representatives advances bills to amend LEOBOR

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    The Rhode Island House of Representatives on May 9, 2024, voted 58-14 with bipartisan support to pass two bills aimed at amending the state’s Law Enforcement Officer Bill of Rights (LEOBOR).  LEOBORs are a set of legal provisions that establish the due process rights of police officers during internal misconduct investigations. LEOBORs are enacted as…

  • Gabe Amo wins Democratic special primary for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District

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    Gabe Amo defeated 10 candidates in the Democratic special primary for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District on Sept. 5. Amo received 32.1% of the vote. Only two other candidates received more than 10% of the vote: Aaron Regunberg with 24.8% and Sandra Cano with 14%. Amo advanced to the general election on Nov. 7, 2023.…

  • State legislative primaries were most competitive in 2022 out of past four election cycles

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    Primaries for state legislative incumbents in states with trifectas have become more competitive since 2016. A trifecta happens when one political party holds the governorship and majorities in both chambers of the state legislature. In 2016, the percentage of state legislative incumbents facing a primary challenger was 20.6%. In 2018, it was 21.9%, and in…

  • Twelve candidates running in special Democratic primary for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District

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    Twelve candidates are running in the Sept. 5, 2023, Democratic special primary for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District. The candidate with the most votes will advance to the Nov. 7, 2023, general election to fill the seat previously held by Rep. David Cicilline (D). Cicilline resigned from the House on June 1, 2023. The field…

  • Seth Magaziner (D) defeated Allan Fung (R) and Bill Gilbert (I) in the general election to represent Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District

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    Seth Magaziner (D) defeated Allan Fung (R) and Bill Gilbert (I) in the general election to represent Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 8, 2022. Incumbent Jim Langevin (D) announced on January 18, 2022, that he would not seek reelection after eleven consecutive terms in office, creating an…

  • All candidates for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 7 complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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    Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 7 — incumbent David Morales (D) and Christopher Ireland (I) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.  Eighty-eight of…

  • All candidates for Attorney General of Rhode Island complete Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey

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    Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Attorney General of Rhode Island— incumbent Peter Neronha (D) and Charles Calenda (R) — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.  This is one of 30…

  • Rhode Island voters to decide three bond measures totaling $400 million in November

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    On Nov. 8, voters in Rhode Island will be deciding on three bond measures totaling $400 million.  Question 1 would issue $100 million in bonds for the University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay Campus’ marine discipline education and research needs. The University of Rhode Island is leading the Vote Yes on 1 campaign in support…

  • Rhode Island sees first open U.S. House seat since 2010

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    The filing deadline for candidates running for Congress in Rhode Island this year was July 15, 2022. Nine candidates are running for Rhode Island’s two U.S. House districts, including seven Democrats and two Republicans. That’s 4.5 candidates per district, more than the 2.5 candidates per district in 2020 and the three in 2018. Here are…

  • Rate of contested state legislative primaries increases in Rhode Island

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    Rhode Island has 44 contested state legislative primaries this year, 19% of the total number of possible primaries, and a 29% increase from 2020. The rate of contested primaries this year is at its highest point compared to the four preceding election cycles. Of the 44 contested primaries, there are 39 for Democrats and five…