• Chairman Joe Powers Condemns Pro-Palestinian Protests on College Campuses

    Warwick, Rhode Island – Rhode Island Republican Party Chairman Joe Powers issued a statement today condemning the recent hateful wave of pro-Palestinian protests on and off college campuses across the […]

  • Statement from RIGOP Chairman Joe Powers on RNC Chairwoman’s Announcement to Step Down

    Warwick, RI – Today, Republican Party of Rhode Island Chairman Joe Powers released the following statement on RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel’s decision to step down as RNC Chair: “On behalf of […]

  • Rhode Island GOP Chairman Slams Governor McKee’s Administration for Lack of Transparency Amid Washington Bridge Closure

    Providence, RI – It has been 63 days since the abrupt closure of the Washington Bridge, a pivotal artery in Rhode Island’s transportation network. With Rhode Islanders left in the dark […]

  • Republican Party of RI Announces RNC Co-Chairman as Keynote Speaker for its 2nd Annual Lincoln Day Dinner

    Warwick, RI – Today, the Republican Party of Rhode Island Chairman Joe Powers announced that Drew McKissick, Co-Chairman of the Republican National Committee, will be the keynote speaker at the […]

  • 55 Republicans File to Run for RNC Delegates

    Warwick, RI – Republican Party of Rhode Island Chairman Joe Powers announced an impressive number of Republican delegates filed to run to represent Rhode Island Republicans at the upcoming RNC Convention […]

  • Republican Party of RI Renew Calls for Inspector General Following Federal Probe Announcement  

    Warwick, RI – Today, Republican Party of Rhode Island Chairman Joe Powers is renewing the call to create the Office of Inspector General following the report that the U.S. Department […]

  • Republican Leaders Renew Calls for Independent Inspector General

    Providence, RI – Yesterday, Republican Party of Rhode Island Chairman, Joe Powers, along with Senate Republican Leader Jessica de la Cruz and House Republican Leader Michael Chippendale renewed calls to establish […]

  • ICYMI: Republican Committees Stand Together in Tribute at Wreaths Across America

    Warwick, RI – 20 Republican committees representing cities and towns took part in the Wreaths Across America ceremony this past weekend. On Saturday, volunteers gathered at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery to […]

  • Rhode Island Republican Party Slams Governor McKee’s Astonishing Lack of Leadership Amidst Washington Bridge Failure

    Warwick, RI – Rhode Island Republican Party Chairman Joe Powers fiercely condemns Governor Dan McKee for his stunningly inadequate leadership and appalling lack of priorities, starkly illustrated by his participation in […]

  • Republican Party of Rhode Island Congratulates the RI Democratic Party for Entering the 21st Century

    Republican Party of RI Chairman Joe Powers Congratulates RI Democrat’s New Chairwoman Liz Baretta-Perik for becoming the first woman chairman, and the Rhode Island Democratic Party for entering the 21st […]

  • Whitehouse’s Glaring Omission of Term Limits for Members of Congress

    Warwick, RI –Republican Party of Rhode Island Chairman Joe Powers released the following statement in response to Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse’s legislation to establish term limits for Supreme Court […]

  • Rhode Island GOP Chairman Challenges Democratic Leadership’s Mindless Echo of Insipid DNC Talking Points

    WARWICK, RI – Republican Party of Rhode Island Chairman Joe Powers released the following statement, responding to the Democratic Leadership’s insipid and cheap DNC talking points: “Here we go… While Joe Biden’s […]

  • Republican Party of RI Statement on Terrorist Attacks Against Israel 

    Warwick, RI – Today, the Republican Party of Rhode Island released the following statement on the terrorist attacks against Israel by Hamas: “The Republican Party of Rhode Island strongly condemns the […]

  • RI Republican Statement on Today’s Primary Election

    Warwick, RI – Today, Republican Party of Rhode Island Chairman Joe Powers released the following statement on today’s Primary Election results: “I want to congratulate Gerry Leonard and Niyoka Powell for […]

  • RI Republicans Renew Call to Reduce In-Person Early Voting Time Frame

    WARWICK, RI – In light of Don Carlson’s decision to suspend his campaign after allegations came to light, the Republican Party of RI renewed calls to reduce the current 20-day […]

  • Statement from Chairman Joe Powers on the Passing of Former Chairman John Holmes

    “We are saddened to hear about the passing of former Chairman John Holmes, and the entire Republican Party of Rhode Island sends heartfelt condolences to his family. When John served […]

  • Rhode Island: A State of Embarrassment

    Today, the Ethics Commission voted to investigate Governor Dan McKee for accepting a free lunch from a lobbyist. While enjoying a free lunch, McKee also accepted campaign donations from a state […]

  • A Finance Chairman with a Financial Problem

    Last week, the Providence Journal reported that House Finance Chairman Marvin Abney reported a $50,000 loan to his congressional campaign from John Brooks. Loans of this nature are illegal under federal law. Abney was appointed […]

  • Chairman Joe Powers Excoriates President Dominick Ruggerio’s Inaction Over State Senator Joshua Miller’s Charges

    WARWICK, RI – Republican Party of Rhode Island Chairman Joe Power released the following statement after twenty-five days of inaction from State Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio: “It has been twenty-five days since […]

  • IT’S MILLER’S TIME TO RESIGN

    WARWICK, RI –Republican Party of Rhode Island Chairman Joe Powers released the following statement after Cranston City Solicitor Christopher Millea announced that an additional charge of obstruction of a police officer […]

  • REPUBLICAN PARTY OF RI ENDORSES RETIRED MARINE COLONEL GERRY LEONARD FOR RHODE ISLAND’S 1st CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

    WARWICK, RI — Today, Republican Party of Rhode Island Chairman Joe Powers announced the full endorsement and support of Gerry Leonard for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District.  “Our Nominating Committee –tasked with […]

  • RHODE ISLAND’S MONUMENTAL ETHICS PROBLEM

    WARWICK, R.I. – Today, R.I. Republican Party Chairman Joe Powers filed a complaint against Governor Dan McKee with the R.I. Ethics Commission.  McKee violated Ethics Commission Regulation 1.4.2 (36-14-5009) when he accepted a free […]

  • UNDER INVESTIGATION

    WARWICK, RI —Today, the Ethics Commission voted to investigate House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi for pushing legislation which overrode local control over zoning to financially benefit his legal client. The […]

  • SCOUTING FOR MONEY

    WARWICK, RI — According to a recent news report, lobbyist Jeff Britt, a political operative who was previously indicted for violating campaign finance law, paid $228 for a free lunch […]

  • INVESTIGATE SNEAKY SHEKARCHI

    Today, Joe Powers, Chairman of the Republican Party of R.I., has filed a complaint with the R.I. Ethics Commission regarding House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi. In 2017, Shekarchi, a land use attorney, pushed […]

  • SHEKARCHI REWRITES ZONING LAWS FOR HIS CLIENTS

    Today, Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi will have the R.I. House of Representatives vote on House Bill 6059A. Specifically, House Bill 6059A rewrites the state’s zoning law by making it easier for […]

  • TAKING YOUR HOME AWAY

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 17, 2023 Today, the R.I. House Finance Committee will be having a hearing on an amendment to the budget which would give the R.I. Department of […]

  • LOCAL CONTROL, NOT SHEKARCHI CONTROL

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 16, 2023 House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, a land use attorney, continues to push for legislation that overrides local control over land use and zoning. Today, the […]

  • WHO DOES THE SPEAKER REALLY REPRESENT?

    Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi, a prominent land use and zoning attorney, is promoting a package of legislation which will, in some instances, override local control over land use and zoning […]

  • Republican Party of Rhode Island  Chairman Powers Announces 2023-2025 Leadership Team 

    WARWICK, RI – Today, Republican Party of Rhode Island Chairman Joe Powers announced his leadership team for the 2023-2025 term.  “I am thrilled to announce our leadership team for the […]

  • The Republican Party of Rhode Island Retains Jesus Solorio as Executive Director & COO for the 2024 Cycle

    WARWICK, RI – Today, the Republican Party of Rhode Island announced that Jesus Solorio will stay on as executive director and chief operating officer for the 2024 cycle.  “I look forward […]

  • Kellyanne Conway to headline RIGOP inaugural Lincoln Day Dinner

    Warwick, RI – Today, the Rhode Island Republican Party announced that former Senior Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway will headline the inaugural Lincoln Day Dinner. Sue Cienki, Rhode Island […]

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  • NERONHA HOLD THE REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION ACCOUNTABLE

    Today, Sue Cienki, Chairwoman of the R.I. Republican party, filed an open meetings complaint against the Reapportionment Commission for their flagrant disregard of the Open Meeting law. There is no doubt […]

  • McKee Holiday Shopping for Votes with Taxpayer Money

    Earlier today, WPRI reported that Governor McKee had reached a tentative agreement with AFSCME Council 94, the state’s largest of state workers union, that includes a provision for two separate $1500 bonuses […]

  • SLIMY SMILEY FINED; SNEAKY SILVA BEING INVESTIGATED

    We are pleased that the Ethics Commission decided today to fine Brett Smiley for his pay to play fundraising tactics and to investigate Tony Silva for hiding his financial interest […]

  • RI ELECTION INTEGRITY AND STATES RIGHTS THREATENED BY H.R. 4 / S. 1 BILLS — NO!

    With House Resolution (H.R.) 1/Senate (S.)1 failing, Democrats have shifted their focus to pass H.R. 4.  H.R. 4 is yet another attempt to take over our federal elections.  Elections belong to the […]

  • ROBERT CHIARADIO – FIGHTING AGAINST CRT IN WESTERLY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    “As a parent, our most important responsibility is to raise good kids, and protect them as best we can, from the evils that surround them while growing up. Critical Race Theory is […]

  • JOE BIDEN IS ABANDONING AMERICANS IN AFGHANISTAN

    The chaos in Afghanistan makes clear what we all already knew: Joe Biden is incapable to lead and we are less safe because of him. This isn’t conjecture, but proven […]

  • RNC CONTINUES COMMITMENT TO ELECTION INTEGRITY

      Advancing the model they set leading up to, during, and following the November, 2020 elections, the RNC continues its Constitutionally-supported legal challenges and robust financial investments in America’s pursuit of […]

  • RIGOP FILES ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST GOVENOR MCKEE’S CHIEF OF STAFF

    Recently, it has been learned that after becoming the Chief of Staff to Governor Daniel McKee, Anthony Silva attempted to influence Cumberland Mayor Jeff Mutter to support the development of […]

  • SOME REAL POLL RESULTS

    Today, some who are lobbying to change Rhode Island law to make it easier to commit voter fraud are releasing numbers from their slanted poll to support their legislative agenda. In […]

  • DEPLORABLE COMMENT BY MCKEE

    There have been recent news reports on Governor Dan McKee’s cancelation of a fundraiser hosted by Gerry Zarrella, former honorary co-chairman of the Trump’s Rhode Island campaign. The R.I. Republican […]

  • KEEP THE HEAT ON MCKEE OR SOMEDAY YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO AFFORD TO HEAT YOUR HOME

    This week the Senate and House are voting on the Climate Bill, H5445/S0078, which requires Rhode Islanders to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases they produce. The bill legally requires […]

  • LOOK, BEFORE WE LEAP OFF A GREEN CLIFF

    The Senate and the House of Representatives recently voted for legislation to address climate change by requiring Rhode Islanders to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases they put into the […]

  • MORE LAME DUCK LUNACY FROM RAIMONDO

    Governor Raimondo has placed the nomination of John “Jack” Revens, Jr, Esq. forward to the General Assembly to fill a six year term on the Public Utilities Commission (“PUC”) that […]

  • RI GOP FILES ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST SMILEY

    Today, Sue Cienki, Chairwoman of the R.I. Republican Party, has filed a complaint with the R.I. Ethics Commission regarding Brett Smiley, Governor Raimondo’s Director of Administration, for soliciting donations from […]

  • SLIMY SMILEY STEP DOWN

    Recently, WPRI and the Providence Journal reported how Brett Smiley, Governor Gina Raimondo’s Director of Administration, had taken thousands of dollars in contributions from individuals who are employed by state […]

  • SENATORS, BE CONSISTENT AND SAVE US A MILLION DOLLARS

    With Governor Gina Raimondo about to exit, Lt. Governor Dan McKee created a website, mckeetransition.com, to accept applications for anyone wanting to be lieutenant governor. He also placed Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena in charge […]

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