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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 […]

Race, gender are focal points of final CD1 Democratic debate

BY: - August 31, 2023

The internet never forgets. Just ask Aaron Regunberg, whose since-deleted tweet in February suggesting he would sit out Rhode Island’s special congressional election to support  “progressive women who care about climate,” reemerged during a debate Thursday. Regunberg, a former state representative, was one of six Democrats to share the stage in Rhode Island College’s Sapinsley […]

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 […]

Testy exchanges and policy discussions mark CD1 forum at Rhode Island College

BY: - August 22, 2023

PROVIDENCE — Jousting between two Democratic front runners over campaign financing dominated the start of a two-part forum at Rhode Island College Tuesday for the 1st Congressional District. The forum, sponsored by The Providence Journal, The Public’s Radio, Rhode Island PBS, and Rhode Island College, was split into two hourlong segments featuring five candidates each, […]

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. […]

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 […]

CD1 candidate forum puts focus on promoting equity for small businesses

BY: - August 8, 2023

PROVIDENCE — Candidates running in the September primary to represent Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District got down to business Tuesday evening — literally. In a packed room of potential constituents and local business leaders at Social Enterprise Greenhouse’s (SEG) Providence coworking space, 10 of the 12 Democrats vying for the open seat discussed their visions […]

CD1 race heats up as candidates take jabs over PACs and privilege

BY: - August 4, 2023

PROVIDENCE — Eight candidates in the Democratic primary for the 1st Congressional District shared their ideas on promoting social justice and equity at a forum and debate Friday at the Providence Public Library Auditorium. The one-hour forum sponsored by Black Lives Matter RI PAC and the Rhode Island Black Business Association remained focused on policy. […]

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 […]

Ready, set, signatures: CD1 candidates turn in nomination forms to qualify for ballot

BY: - July 14, 2023

With the starting gun fired, candidates are sprinting toward the finish line in the upcoming special election for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District. The first hurdle to clear is gathering a minimum 500 signatures from district voters to make it on the ballot. Which is why CD1 contenders and their supporters have spent the last […]