Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fung not done

Who said it was over? Cranston Mayor Fung feels the " big mo" as the latest Brown Poll has him in a dead heat with Gina Raimondo. Huh? Exactly. Brown had him 11 points behind Miss Wall Street last week, then Brown decided maybe they should Poll outside of Thayer street. Fung is suddenly in a tie for the lead with 6 days to go, which would explain the full scale panic by team Raimondee. Most candidates pivot to the center after wining the primary but Raimondo took a hard left, which has " left" her scrambling in the final days. The abortion fiasco and being tossed out by La Salle has hurt Gina and she has yet to return to form. Fung has 5 days to seal the deal and as Joe Fleming likes to say Fung has a " path to victory." The Democrats are pulling out all the stops as Hillary came by and now the state is ready for Team Obama to try and rescue Raimondo. " Hi Neighbor" has turned into " see you later ", as the Democrats seem to be dropping like flies from the  Raimondo campaign. Bob Healey is gaining in the polls but he seems to now be hurting both Fung and  Gina. Will Raimondo blow the election? Follow DePetro.com for the latest.

In hiding 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Election or coronation ?

Was there an election and I missed it? While the Fung campaign has been sleeping since the primary, the general election has turned into a " coranation " for General Treasurer Gina Raimondo.  Democrats  around the country seem to fear the " Obama-virus" hitting their district more than Ebola spreading, but in Rhode Island a Democrat arriving in Air Force 1 is always welcomed. First Hillary hit town, and now both the President and First Lady will make their way into the air space at TF Green in support of Gina for Governor. Although Mayor Fung has countered with Mitt and Christy, the Fung campaign has not managed to lay a glove on Raimondo. Unremarkable TV spots, poor planning in late debates and inability to gain any traction have plagued the Fung campaign. Raimondo spent too much money in the primary, had a terrible misstep with Planned Parenthood, and went underground for 3 weeks, yet has managed to lineup a grand finale to slam home the election on November 4. While Team Fung seems still unsure what to do about Healey and are wasting time complaining about the Brown Poll, team Raimondo seems ready to pick the drapes for the 3rd floor on Smith Hill. Fung would need to "channel Reagan" in order to change the Raimondo momentum in the final 2 debates. In debate last week, Raimondo seemed nervous and under the weather, yet manage to sting Fung with a right-cross on the police scandal. Fung let a golden opportunity get away by being passive and not changing the tone of the campaign. Fung has an incredible challenge with Healey hanging around and grabbing 9% for having long hair. Follow DePetro.com for the latest.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Can Elorza stop Cianci?

All systems are go for Buddy III?

What pumped 15 points into Elorza campaign?

Talk is cheap on the Eastside for DR. Dan.

Unless something dramatic happens between now and November 4, the projo and residents off Blackstone Blvd. should prepare themselves for a familiar face returning to Providence city hall. The " Buddy Train" was rolling through the city like a tornado, turning the race for mayor into a romp. Until the Brown Poll was released. Elorza had become the " ghost " candidate of 2014, rarely seen but rumored to still be in the race. Dr Dan is a well liked guy but at 3%, he is not making much headway. Despite the projo throwing daily punches at Cianci, he was taking over the city like a palace coup. What happened to the big campaign to knock out Cianci? Talk is cheap and so is the liberal crowd against the former mayor. Follow depetro.com for the latest.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Will "Fear-bola" shutdown Rhode Island?

Largest Liberian population in the country is in Rhode Island with over 15,000 and growing.  Many Liberians work in nursing homes, hospitals, and restaurants. It seems to be a matter of time before there is an outbreak of Ebola in the Providence area and possibly spreading in other parts of the state. The FLU season is about to hit, and schools are a particular worry with many students in the Providence schools from West Africa. Follow DePetro.com for the latest and listen to John DePetro on WPRO radio.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Will the unions unite behind Gina?

All for Gina?

A spilt primary becomes a Raimondo win.

Pell finds 3.4 million ways to ruin Angel.

Bad blood in union ranks over Pell campaign.

The unions are fighting and that meant good news for Gina Raimondo as she crushed her opposition by 13 points in the primary. Can Labor unite behind their Democrat candidate or will  they sit out the election? Angel Taveras was leading in the polls until Clay-boy Pell arrived on the scene and start to " burn" thru some of his Pell money. Raimondo seems to be trying to reach out to various leaders by not rubbing in the fact she has beaten them once again. One union leader attempted to spin Angel was " unelectable" and thus they had no choice but to get behind Pell. A divided Labor is good for a potential new Governor coming in with a chance to make allies in the divided ranks. Team Angel is reportedly still seething at the fact Pell cost them the primary with his foolish attempt at  winning the race at age 32. Follow DePetro.com and listen to John DePetro on WPRO.

He lost

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gina wins and the unions lose

Raimondo blows out the primary.

Pell jumps to 3rd place.

Will Gina become   " Queen of Smith Hill "?

A night to remember in little Rhody as Gina Raimondo blows out Angel and Clay. The Democrat primary sets up a brutal beating by the unions as all there choices fall in defeat.

 Can Fung stop the Gina train? Follow DePetro.com for latest.

Send me an Angel

Long walk back to DC

Monday, September 1, 2014

The 8 day war

Who wins the primary?

When democrats attack...

Angel, Gina and Clay and a race to the finish. Only one can advance . Follow DePetro.com for the latest and listen to John DePetro on WPRO.