Steven Wright of the Rhode Island Voter Coalition Answers My Questions About William Lynch’s Principled Advocacy for Debates
Democrat David Cicilline did not attend the First District Congressional debate conducted last week by WPRO radio (630AM). His Democratic rival for the nomination, former Democratic Party Chairman William Lynch, criticized him for this. According to Philip Marcelo of the Projo, Mr. Lynch was also questioning at the end of last week whether Mayor Cicilline was going to show up at this Monday’s Newport Chamber of Commerce debate (he did).
While at the Tenth Amendment rally at the Rhode Island Statehouse on Saturday, I had the chance to ask Steven Wright of the Rhode Island Voter Coalition what he thought of the Mr. Lynch’s recently taken position on the importance of debates, in light of events that had occurred earlier in the year…
“…I thought that was pretty funny, seeing how [William Lynch] sent a letter…encouraging Democratic candidates not to show up to the Rhode Island Voter Coalition forums, which is a shame really, because we’re non-partisan, we’re not a fundraising tool, we don’t offer any endorsement. Our only purpose is to get people involved and educated on the people that want to represent them.” Audio: 39 sec
“And for him to have sent out a letter telling people not to go, and then him complaining this week about Cicilline not showing up — and then he said that he’s shown up to everything that he’s been asked to go to — it was just kind of funny…” Audio: 15 sec