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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Poll Question: Should Joe Trillo drop out of the race for Governor?


 WPRI has come out with a poll and it would be a tie, if not for Independent Candidate Joe Trillo. Governor Raimondo has 43%, Mayor Allan Fung has 36% and Trillo has 7%, with 9% still undecided. Trillo left the Republican party and is taking votes directly from Fung. Should Trillo leave the race? 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Does Rhode Island want Raimondo for 4 more years?


Will the Queen remain in power? The Raimondo campaign machine was in full gear on primary day with Governor Gina Raimondo rolling over Matt Brown to move on to the general election with Cranston Mayor Allen Fung. Raimondo was forced to spend $4.7 million to defeat Matt Brown who spent $300,00, announced in April, and lived outside the state for 5 years. Brown pulled within single digits of Gina, but he was unable to respond when Raimondo blasted him with attack ads on TV and with mailers. 

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Despite low approval ratings and a long list of mistakes, the Raimondo campaign delivered with the most expensive ground game the state has ever seen and turned a tight race into a blowout. Raimondo paid staffers even had a slew of mail ballots ready just in case Brown got close. Raimondo refused to debate Brown and instead set her sights on the November election and a rematch with Mayor Fung. Despite her critics, the Gov is 4-0 with elections and continues to raise money at a record setting pace while getting around 66,000 total votes. 

Will the voters give her four more years? Listen to the John DePetro radio show for election 2018.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Primary shocker : Brown moves within margin of error of Raimondo in poll

The campaign of Governor Raimondo has reached the panic level with news of a poll showing challenger Matt Brown has pulled within the margin of error against Gina. Brown has made a last minute surge that has Raimondo scrambling to try and stop the Brown momentum.

 Raimondo has focused extensively on her GOTV( get out the vote) and the ground game have already cast over 4,000 votes in early voting(emergency voting where no ID is required), with more early voting expected on Tuesday. Raimondo has spent over $4 million to fend off a challenge from Brown who emerged in April and had not lived in the state for 5 years. A Democrat source claims out of town donors of Raimondo are in disbelief as she is in the fight of her life in a primary against someone who vanished from the political scene in 2006 and has no money. A huge fear inside the Raimondo campaign remains the unknown of the "ABG vote" known as Anyone but Gina. Team Raimondo is in a panic over Independent voters who plan to vote in the Democrat primary in order to vote against Gina. How many ABG voters are there and how do you poll them? The Raimondo camp convinced Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea to push the primary back to September 12, in an effort to narrow the window of the general election. Instead, the late primary has turned into a nightmare giving Matt Brown more time to campaign and close the gap. 

Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls 

The Raimondo campaign expects to have a cushion of 8,000 no excuse emergency votes( early voting with no ID) before the polls open Wednesday morning at 7:a.m. Will low turnout benefit Gina or Brown? Will Gina steal the primary with early voting? Where is Nellie? For complete election coverage, listen to the John DePetro show.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Could Spencer Dickinson help Gina win the Democrat Primary?



Matt Brown is closing in on Governor Gina Raimondo with the possibility of beating her in the Democrat primary September 12. Brown now seems to have one obstacle in the race and it is Spencer Dickinson. Raimondo has watched as her polling numbers have collapsed and all momentum is breaking towards Matt Brown. The biggest problem for Matt Brown is Spencer Dickinson remains in the race with his 5% of the vote.

Dickerson has no chance of winning the primary and is polling around 5%, but that 5% could be the difference for Matt Brown. Can't Brown get Dickerson to leave the race and throw his support to Brown? Democrat sources say Dickinson feels this is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to him in his life and is caught up in the novelty of being interviewed and being on TV. Another Democrat source said," if Brown cannot convince Spencer to leave the race than Matt does not deserve to beat Gina." 

Team Raimondo is in a panic as Brown as now moved within the margin of error in polling. Another factor is the number of Independent voters who want to vote in the Democrat primary to vote against Gina and that is a tough number to poll. Can Matt Brown beat Gina in the primary? Will Dickerson pulled out of the race and throw support behind Brown? Listen to the John DePetro Show weekdays on AM 1380.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Today : The Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Debate Friday August 31, 2018 at Noon

Tune in this Friday August 31, 2018 for the Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Debate, featuring all three candidates, broadcast Live at 12:Noon on the John DePetro Radio Show. Mayor Allan Fung, Rep. Patricia Morgan and businessman Giovanni Feroce will debate commercial free from 12:noon to 1:p.m. on AM 1380 and 99.9 FM WNRI. The John DePetro show is heard weekdays from 11:a.m.-2:p.m. on WNRI and streamed live on www.depetro.com or www.WNRI.com.

 All media is welcome to come watch and cover this only debate featuring the three Republican  candidates. The debate can also be seen on both Facebook Live and Youtube Live. The twitter hashtag will be #RIGOP or #depetrodebate. Media with any questions should email the show at John@depetro.com.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Exclusive: Debate This Friday 8/31/2018 of the Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Candidates

The ONLY 2018 Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Debate featuring all three candidates will be broadcast live on the John DePetro Radio Show this Friday August 31, 2018 from 12:noon-1:p.m. featuring Giovanni Feroce, Allan Fung and Patricia Morgan. The John DePetro Show is heard weekdays from 11:a.m-2:p.m. on AM 1380 and 99.9 FM and also WNRI.com. The debate will be commercial free and moderated by nationally known radio talk host John DePetro. The debate will also be streamed on Facebook Live on the John DePetro Facebook page.  All media are welcome to cover the only debate featuring all three candidates. The debate can also be heard on the Simple Radio ,Tune-In radio apps and also listen on Google or Alexa by searching "WNRI."