slides: The Scoop: Magaziner and Almonte Endorsement Duel, Uber Offering Election Day Rides, and More

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


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Welcome back to The Scoop, the 4 p.m. report on everything politics in Rhode Island – the inside daily report exclusively on

With the General Election now 21 days away, GoLocal is bringing you the daily campaign updates of note -- who's getting new endorsements, bringing in money, or making big, bold announcements, with all eyes on November 4.

In today's Scoop, candidates for General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Ernie Almonte both received endorsements, OIC, NAACP Providence, and Uber team up to get out the vote, and more.


Related Slideshow: The Scoop-October 14, 2014

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Caprio Endorses Magaziner

Frank Caprio has endorsed Democratic candidate Seth Magaziner for Treasurer.

"I am grateful to Mr. Caprio for his years of service to our state and humbled to have earned his support in the upcoming election," said Magaziner. "Throughout this campaign Mr. Caprio demonstrated a passion for public service and commitment to the State of Rhode Island. I am honored to accept his endorsement."

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Business Leaders to Host Upcoming Candidate Forums

The Chamber has put out a reminder about its two upcoming events. See the details below.

City of Providence Mayoral Forum

When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 8:00 am – 9:15 am

Where: Providence Biltmore Hotel, 11 Dorrance Street, Providence
What: An interactive breakfast forum with Former Housing Court Judge Jorge Elorza (D), Dr. Daniel S. Harrop (R) and Former Mayor Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci Jr. (I).

Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC is the presenting sponsor.

Rhode Island Gubernatorial Forum

When: Friday, October 31 from 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Where: Providence Marriott Downtown, One Orms Street, Providence
What: Join candidates Gina Raimondo (D) and Allan Fung (R) for one of the last Gubernatorial forums before Election Day. 

Fidelity Investments is the presenting sponsor.

To RSVP, call 401.521.5000 or email [email protected].

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Almonte Endorsed by Municipal Leaders

Independent candidate for General Treasurer Ernie Almonte has received the endorsements of Mayors Grebien and Lombardi, and Town Council Presidents Russo and Catanzaro.

"As Auditor General, Ernie was asked to help many cities and towns that were on the brink of financial collapse,” said Grebien. "When I took office, Ernie Almonte volunteered to work with my Administration to move Pawtucket away from bankruptcy and state take over. It takes a true leader with a proven track record of sound financial experience to run the state’s Treasury, and Ernie will use this position to help all of Rhode Island’s cities and towns get back on track. That is why I'm supporting Ernie Almonte for General Treasurer."

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OIC, NAACP Providence, and Uber Partner to Offer Free Rides to Voters

OIC of Rhode Island, NAACP Providence, and Uber have partnered to offer voters two free rides to the polls on Election Day November 4.

For more information, please go here. The promo code is PVDVOTE.  The promotion is open to new Uber users only.

"Voter participation is a responsibility and a privilege as spelled out in the Constitution.  Many have fought and died for this right. The need for increased involvement in voting is essential to securing the principles of democracy that serve as the basis for a free and open society. OIC is proud to join with Uber in a bipartisan way in being a part of this important initiative,"said Michael S. Van Leesten, CEO, OIC of Rhode Island, Inc.


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