RI Congress ’12

Liveblogging the Final Doherty/Cicilline Debate

By Carroll Andrew Morse | November 1, 2012 |

[8:24] Doherty closing: Washington is broken, we need to bring jobs to America and jobs to RI through bipartisanship. We need to protect Social Security and Medicare, and cut back on our debt. Election comes down to an evaluation of trust. [8:23] Cicilline closing: We need to fight against the bigs in Washington, and for…

A Brief Summary of David Cicilline’s Career in Public Spending: First District Congressman

By Carroll Andrew Morse | November 1, 2012 |

Link to Parts 1 and 2: State Representative and Mayor of Providence. First District Congressman: During the 2 years that David Cicilline has been Rhode Island’s First District Congressman, Congress has not been able to agree on an overall budget, though they still approve appropriations bills for all of the various Federal departments. Congressman Cicilline…

A Brief Summary of David Cicilline’s Career in Public Spending

By Carroll Andrew Morse | November 1, 2012 |

During last week’s WPRO (630AM) debate, in response to a question from moderator Bill Haberman, Congressman David Cicilline made a general claim that “I don’t have to suggest to you that we need to cut spending. I’ve already done that”. Congressman Cicilline seemed to be referring to a recent vote, but the moderator wanted to…

Whitehouse and Langevin Maintain their Leads in the WPRI Poll

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 31, 2012 |

In the other two Federal races in Rhode Island this year, both polled by WPRI-TV (CBS 12), incumbent James Langevin leads challenger Michael Riley 48%-31% (and independent Abel Collins receiving 9% of the vote), and incumbent Senator Sheldon Whitehouse leads challenger Barry Hinckley 55%-33%.

One Point Lead for Cicilline in District 1

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 30, 2012 |

The WPRI-TV (CBS 12) poll released at 6 pm has incumbent First District Congressman David Cicilline leading challenger Brendan Doherty 42.6%-41.6%. Independent David Vogel has 6.3% of the vote, with 8.3% “not sure”. That result is a little closer than the most recent previous WPRI or Brown University polls. ADDENDUM: Some evidence, alluded to in…

“Character counts”: ProJo Endorses Doherty

By Monique Chartier | October 29, 2012 |

Patrick mentioned it in his post but it is significant enough to merit its own post. The last week has witnessed a too predictable parade of endorsements of Democrat candidates by the Providence Journal. The predictability ended abruptly on Sunday. … Mr. Cicilline’s luster began to fade in his last months in City Hall, when…

Cicilline is Right

By Patrick Laverty | October 28, 2012 |

I don’t always see eye to eye with the decisions and policies from Congressman David Cicilline and his campaign and maybe some would say that I can even be critical at times. However, now I found something where I think I completely agree with him. I saw this posted on Twitter yesterday by his campaign…

Getting Past Cicilline Spin on Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

By Marc Comtois | October 5, 2012 |

This afternoon, WPRO’s Dan Yorke has taken the Doherty campaign to task (again, hey, it’s a day that ends in “y”) for not being clear on why Doherty supposedly opposes the Violence Against Women Act that is currently stalled in Congress. In truth, there are two versions of the act and Doherty supports the House…

No Consistency Equals No Credibility

By Patrick Laverty | October 3, 2012 |

I guess the real question is whether the voters will fall for it. And based on the recent WPRI results, people are falling for it. The David Cicilline campaign is trying to scare the voters away from voting for Brendan Doherty by telling everyone who he supports and who he’ll align himself with. Well, they’re…

GoLocal Shoots Itself In the Foot

By Patrick Laverty | September 28, 2012 |

I thought GoLocalProv.com was on to something with a little feature they came up with for this week where they’d show where each federal candidate was spending their campaign money, in-state or out of state. However, I don’t know how much good it does for your story when you show the numbers and then basically…