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What you need to know about Primary Day

BY: - September 4, 2023

Hiya, I’m Christopher Shea and I will be your guide for the special primaries in Rhode Island Tuesday. Here’s the 4-1-1 on what you need to know about when to cast a ballot and where in the 401. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are waiting in line at 8 p.m., you will be […]

CD1 campaign funding at center of TV debate

BY: - September 1, 2023

PROVIDENCE — Five of the 11 Democratic candidates running for Rhode Island’s open 1st Congressional District seat took aim at each others’ donors during the second of a two-part WJAR TV debate airing Friday afternoon. The debate filmed at Rhode Island College was moderated by WJAR Political Reporter Brian Crandall. Participants included former White House […]

CD1 Democratic candidates on the attack in TV debate

BY: - August 29, 2023

PROVIDENCE — Though sitting stage left, former Providence Rep. Aaron Regunberg was the center of his political rivals’ attention Tuesday night, as his Democratic rivals for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District took any and all opportunities to attack him during a live televised debate at Rhode Island College. The debate, hosted by WPRI Target 12 […]

Meet the candidates running for Rhode Island’s open 1st Congressional District seat

BY: - August 22, 2023

Ten of the 14 Democrats vying to represent Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives responded to Rhode Island Current’s request for biographical information and answers to three questions. Below in alphabetical order are their answers which have been lightly condensed and edited. Democratic candidates Rhode Island Rep. Stephen Casey, Sen. […]

Drama over snubs and no-shows hangs over CD1 debates

BY: - August 21, 2023

Drama over debates in the 1st Congressional District race extends well beyond the confines of the stage. Who gets invited – or snubbed – and who is a no-show in the eight-plus debates and forums has become a central point of contention among candidates and with event organizers. All the fuss over invites suggests a […]

Early voting begins Wednesday

BY: - August 16, 2023

Today marks the beginning of early in-person voting for the special primary elections held across the state. Voters will have through 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, to cast their ballots if they want to avoid going to the polls later that day. Polls will not be open on Labor Day, said Faith Chybowski, spokesperson […]

Testy exchanges add sparks to podcast debate between CD1 candidates

BY: - August 10, 2023

PROVIDENCE — Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos and former Providence state Rep. Aaron Regunberg launched spirited defenses of controversies dogging their campaigns during a 1st Congressional District Democratic debate moderated by a local podcaster Thursday. They were among eight candidates who participated in a debate for “The Bartholomewtown” Podcast recorded at Bill Bartholomew’s home studio. Ten […]

Young hosts organize virtual CD1 forum

BY: - July 21, 2023

Twelve Democratic candidates for Rhode Island’s open 1st Congressional District seat participated in an online forum — the race’s first — to let voters know where they stand. So many candidates meant the event’s two young organizers and hosts, Raymond Baccari Jr. and Ryan Lukowicz, had to divide them up for a two-part event that […]