Ernie Almonte, who was Rhode Island’s Auditor 1994-2010, will run for State Treasurer this year as an independent candidate. He and the Democratic nominee will be the only names on the November ballot. See this story. Almonte is considered to have a chance of winning, although his chances would be better if the new law, eliminating the straight-ticket device, had gone into effect this year instead of 2015. Thanks to Michael for the news.