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GoLocalProv | 5 Hours of Political Chaos in RI
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GoLocalProv | 5 Hours of Political Chaos in RI

Friday, July 21, 2023 GoLocalProv Political Team   View Larger + Sabina Matos at Friday's press conference. PHOTO: GoLocal video Sabina Matos’ campaign for Congress took another hit on Friday afternoon and, over a five-hour period, spiraled into political chaos. The frontrunner for the vacant first Congressional seat is now facing an uncertain political future. "The most charitable assessment of the press conference [held at 6 PM on Friday] is that Matos had no idea what was going on with the signature gathering process and played no role in orchestrating it, allowing it, or turning a blind eye to it,” said Jennifer Lawless, Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Virginia.GET THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS HERE -- SIGN UP FOR GOLOCAL FREE DAILY EBLAST “But if that’...
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Election 2022 is a “Soup” Full of Issues – “The Sunday Political Brunch”

Sunday, September 18, 2022 Mark Curtis, MINDSETTER™   View Larger + President Joe Biden Let’s see. We’ll take an inflation report, primaries in three states, a White House celebration, a Trump update, another state abortion ban, and mix it all together into a murky political soup. All of these could be big issues in November, so don’t forget to grab some saltine crackers, and we’ll “brunch” on that this week.   “The Abortion Contortion” – This past week, West Virginia became the latest state to ban most abortions after Roe vs Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year. The bill included limited exceptions for rape and incest, with adults having just eight weeks to report the crimes, to qualify for a hospital-provided abortion, whereas minors were given the termi...
Political Profile: Diana Garlington, Candidate for State Representative in District 5
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Political Profile: Diana Garlington, Candidate for State Representative in District 5

Saturday, August 20, 2022 GoLocalProv Political Team   View Larger + PHOTO: Campaign Diana Garlington is a Democratic candidate for State Representative in District 5. Here is what she has to say.   1. What do you think is the biggest political issue this campaign season in Rhode Island?GET THE LATEST BREAKING NEWS HERE -- SIGN UP FOR GOLOCAL FREE DAILY EBLAST The biggest political issue this season is still Covid-19. The ongoing pandemic has only exasperated the inequalities everyday Rhode Islanders face- Affordable housing, Gun violence, discrimination, loss of jobs, long-term health conditions, and having to reimagine a new way of life.   2. What do we need to do to improve Rhode Island's economy? I believe there are two easy ways to improve Rhode Island’s economy. (1) Passage of...