Topic: State Politics

Many expect that General Treasurer Gina Raimondo to join the gubernatorial race, with the chance to become R.I.’s first female governor.


Super PAC intended to support Democratic female gubernatorial candidates

September 30, 2013 2 comments

The new super PAC, LeadHERship, could play a crucial role in the state’s upcoming race.

Chafee ‘75 P’14 P’17 announced that he will not run for re-election, ending his 27 years of government service in Rhode Island.


After 27 years, Chafee ’75 changes course

September 12, 2013 0 comments

Chafee said he will prioritize local issues and policy for the remainder of his term.


Editorial: Chafee’s decision in everyone’s best interest

September 10, 2013 1 comment

While Chafee’s decision not to run could constitute a sort of retirement from politics, it is the best decision for Rhode Island and, we believe, for Chafee himself.

Though he began his term as an Independent, Chafee announced in May that he would be joining the Democratic Party.


Chafee ’75 will not run for second term

September 5, 2013 0 comments

Analysts predict the Democratic primary will feature the mayor and state treasurer.

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 P’17 served in the U.S. Senate as a Republican from 1999-2007. He was elected R.I. governor as an Independent in 2010.


Chafee ’75 to seek second term as Democrat

September 3, 2013 0 comments

Chafee faces a competitive primary election to earn the Democratic gubenatorial nomination.

Students celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage in Rhode Island.

After 16 years, R.I. legalizes same-sex marriage

May 24, 2013 0 comments
This article is part of the series Commencement Magazine 2013

A signature from Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 May 2 concluded a 16-year-long journey to legalize same-sex marriage in Rhode Island.

The bill signing ceremony was held on the south steps of the State House.

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Rhode Island legalizes same-sex marriage

May 3, 2013 0 comments

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 signed the historic legislation at a State House ceremony yesterday.


Bipartisan conference encourages student political involvement

April 15, 2013 1 comment

Gov. Lincoln Chafee ’75 P’14 and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. spoke on legislative careers in their keynote addresses.


Editorial: Leading on the fence

March 12, 2013 1 comment

We encourage our governor to remain an independent, for both the representation of Rhode Island’s divergent political views and as a strong reminder that bipartisanship is a viable and laudable option for political leaders.