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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. 

bridge problems?

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." 

Sunday, August 26, 2018

DePetro.com: Have Rhode Island voters become "ABG": Anyone but...

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The Raimondo Collapse : Brown moves within single digits


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Raimondo poll numbers collapsing. A inside Democrat source reveals Governor Gina Raimondo has watched her campaign go into free fall with the Democrat primary coming September 12. The source reveals the Raimondo lead over her primary challenger Matt Brown has now dipped into single digits and within five points of the margin of error. Raimondo has suffered an August meltdown after losing the Pawsox and now the 195 Gano street debacle. 

The campaign is in disarray with 15 days until the primary and Brown picking up momentum. Gina ordered a vicious attack mailer at Brown but it seems to be backfiring with her Progressive base, plus her refusal to debate Brown on any stage is classic "Hillary avoiding Bernie."All over the state signs of "Anyone but Gina" have Democrats worried Raimondo is damaged goods who would lose in November. 

One campaign source said," I have not seen these kind of polling numbers plummeting since 2010. Everytime we look at the numbers they are going down and Brown is rising."Panic has hit the Raimondo campaign that the strategy to ignore Brown and focus on November has not worked and now the window is closing to knock him out. 

take that

Wife of Matt Brown took to twitter to attack Raimondo for a smear mailer that went out calling Brown a fraud. Can Gina hold on? Can Matt Brown defeat her in the primary? Follow DePetro.com for the latest. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Could the Gano street debacle lose the election for Raimondo?

The Gano Street Debacle Nightmare

  The Raimondo administration made the decision with the state DOT to close the Gano street exit and begin a 18 month project on 195 and the Washington Bridge. Huh? The decision has turned into a life-changing nightmare for commuters and it is only day 4. The project is delaying drivers over an hour during the  morning commute and things will get worse with back to school.

Dancing Queena

 Drivers coming from Barrington and Bristol have found the 15 minute commute to Providence has become an hour and 20 minutes. Drivers coming into Rhode Island from Seekonk and Fall River have added 75 minutes extra to their commute. It is August 2018 and this project is expected to continue until Spring of 2020. When asked about the delay of drivers, Governor Raimondo appeared unaware and unconcerned about the drivers having commutes worse than New York City and Boston.

 The state DOT has advised drivers to seek "alternate routes" but it is a bridge and the city of Providence has construction all over the East Side. Who in their right mind would order this project with an election coming up in November? Wait for it.. Gina Raimondo. In what could be her biggest screw up to date, "the Gov" has added another level of moronic decisions. The Gano street debacle has come on the heels of the state losing the Pawsox due to poor political leadership from Raimondo. Perhaps DOT read the wrong map and the plan was to try and prevent the Pawsox from leaving by clogging the roads? Wrong bridge.

 Watch the poll numbers for Raimondo in the East bay. How long will the delays be in the snow? Ice? This horrendous decision could cost Raimondo the election because it is an issue that is easy to understand and effects the quality of life for voters. Follow DePetro.com for the latest on the Gano street debacle.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Raimondo lost the Pawsox and Rhode Island wants to lose Raimondo

Raimondo Campaign

The legacy of Governor Gina Raimondo will be the Governor who drove Benny's out of business and lost the Pawtucket Red Sox. Raimondo has been an unmitigated disaster as Governor of Rhode Island and will not see another four years on Smith Hill after the November election. You read it here first. In what could only be described as a combination of incompetence mixed with arrogance, Raimondo was exposed as an ineffective buffoon who was caught completely off guard by the Pawsox gang.  The Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker laughed at the notion Raimondo would " go down swinging" trying to save the deal to keep the Pawsox in Pawtucket, as she was too busy campaigning to even find out what was going on.  

 How weak is the Governor of Rhode Island? Gina is still trying to fight off Progressive Matt Brown and was too afraid to even mention the name " Speaker Mattiello" at her pathetic Friday night press conference. Sources confirm Mattiello instructed the Raimondo team " not to mention his name" and Raimondo sheepishly went along. What a spineless, gutless jellyfish who only talks tough when it is politically convenient. Raimondo will go down in history as a governor "worse then Chafee" and we did not think that was possible.  The Raimondo poll numbers keep going down as the campaign has shifted into full fledged panic mode. Raimondo lost the Pawsox! McCoy will be the new version of where a place "use to be." 

The roads are a mess, tolls are up, UHIP is now costing close to $700 million and businesses are leaving the state. Sources say the Pawsox owners had nothing good to say about Raimondo who they described as "weak and useless."Sources also say the  Pawsox owners described the Speaker as " slimy as they come and not a guy you want to do business with." This time and there no "handshakes and hugs." Raimondo and Mattiello are two elected leaders who are not ready for prime-time. To find out what is really happening in the state, listen to the John DePetro Radio Show.

Monday, August 13, 2018

This Friday the Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Debate on the John DePetro Radio Show


Start the countdown.

The 2018 Rhode Island Republican Gubernatorial Debate 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." 

John DePetro 

John DePetro has moderated over 15 political debates including the 2010 Gubernatorial debate between Lincoln Chafee, John Robitaille, Ken Block and Frank Caprio. DePetro also moderated the U.S. Senate debate between Lincoln Chafee and Bob Weygand, the GOP primary debate between Jim Bennett and Don Carcieri, and the Gubernatorial debate between Don Carcieri and Myrth York. DePetro has been named "Best Talk Show" by the Associated Press several times and was voted "Best Talk Show" by the readers of Rhode Island Monthly in 2014. In 2017, John DePetro was the first and the only New England radio host ever skyped into a White House press briefing. In 2004 DePetro broadcast from the Democrat convention in Boston and the  Republican convention in New York City. John DePetro is the only member of the Rhode Island media who has interviewed four U.S. Presidents( President Bush, President Clinton, President Obama and President Trump.) DePetro has appeared numerous times on  MSNBC, CNN, HLN and Fox News Channel including both the Sean Hannity show and Bill O'Reilly. For more debate updates, follow DePetro.com.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Rhode Island voters become "ABG": Anyone but Gina

cars all over the state

The murmurs, whispers and complaints are becoming louder and louder all over the Ocean state. Rhode Islanders have always had endless debates on whether it is better to live on the "East Bay or the West Bay," "Newport or Narragansett" in the summer, and "PC or URI" in college hoop. Although people in Rhode Island don't always agree on much, everyone seems to becoming united on a common theme for the election in November of "ABG" or "anybody but Gina.

 No matter where you go or who you speak with the same message is repeated of "ABG." Governor Gina Raimondo has become the most polarizing figure in the state since Joe Mollicone, and Mollicone was hated. Despite her endless message of how great things are, people do not like her and want her out. People seem more eager to vote against Gina rather than excited to vote for another candidate. There is no question that "Queena" is a brilliant individual who has succeeded at very high levels of academic achievement and in business. The First Gentleman seems like a swell guy and her two children seem adorable. Raimondo has made a name for herself on a national level and has raised the bar on how to raise money in ways the state has never seen. Then what is the problem? It all seems to stem that from the beginning of her becoming Governor, it was all about Gina, not the people of the state. Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker talks about what is best for Massachusetts, yet Raimondo only seems to talk about what is best for "Gina." "ABG" is real and not going away. Chafee proved to be an imbecile and a national joke, but Raimondo was suppose to be different as a Democrat who would work with business and improve the business climate.  It never happened. The Raimondo staff were arrogant and acted like Smith Hill was beneath them. Who dare challenge her in a primary? A Progressive who is giving her a run for the money.  Matt Brown continues to climb in the polls and even Republicans are cheering him on when he goes on the attack.


Can Gina win in November? "Goodbye Neighbor" and see you later? The only factor voters seem to mention is her campaign war chest, as opposed to how much people want her around for another term. Even her own party is against her as the Projo reported on the dirty dealings of the Speaker and his crew. For the latest on campaign 2018, listen to the John DePetro show.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Are Illegals working in Rhode Island identified as "misclassified employees?"

 Hard to believe but true. The following information was obtained by DePetro.com through access to public records. The following documents how J.S. construction, who was caught with "29 misclassified employees" by the Department of Labor and Training, had to pay the workers plus a fine. What is incredible is each worker is payed $750 by J.S. construction, and $750 (per worker) is paid as a fine to DLT. Take a look at the names on the list. No " Joe Smiths." Sources tell us all 29 are illegals. There is no mention of citizenship status or if ICE was contacted. How much of this is going on? What is a "misclassified employee?" Is it a non-union worker? Are there illegals who are members of the unions? Crime pays in the sanctuary state. For the latest on the Rhode Island invasion, follow DePetro.com.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

What happened to the Rhode Island State Police?

the trooper who "lost" the Carnevale tapes.

 Raimondo strikes again. Under the Raimondo "Reign of Error" more damage has been done to a well respected Rhode Island institution, with the state troopers becoming the "keystone cops' of the state. The state police were at one time regarded as one of the finest law enforcement agencies around with incredible credentials. 

not even in uniform

Under Colonel Ann Assumpico, the troopers have become a very sloppy operation. Does anyone truly believe the troopers "lost" 1400 hours of surveillance tape of former Rep John Carnevale? The working theory is that favors were called in to make the tapes disappear. Let's see if another trooper gets rewarded with a $100,000 job as soon as they hit the magic year of 25. Back in November, a trooper had his cruiser stolen by a criminal on RT 146, resulting in the shooting death of an unarmed man. Not much has been reported on the "no bid emergency diversity training" that went to Chicago political operatives in exchange for donations to Raimondo from the Chicago crowd. 

The main reason for the downfall is the incompetent Chief Ann Assumpico, who is nothing more than a puppet for Raimondo. Assumpico is rarely seen and seems unable to conduct basic media interviews. As much as Queena has destroyed UHIP, her lasting legacy will be one of compromising the integrity of the state police. To find out what is really going on in Rhode Island, listen to the John DePetro Radio show.