RI Congress ’12

Is This What It Comes To?

By Patrick Laverty | September 26, 2012 |

If we can chop this whole RI Congressional District 1 race (Doherty vs. Cicilline) down to a single sentence, does it get any more concise than this? “He’s dishonest” vs. “He’s a Republican” And with that, some polls (paid for by the Democrats) claim that Cicilline is leading. That tells me that voters in this…

And Dan Yorke Gets His Wish

By Patrick Laverty | September 22, 2012 |

For the last few days, WPRO host Dan Yorke has seemed exasperated any time the Congressional District 1 race comes up. He feels the Doherty campaign has had a flawed strategy by letting David Cicilline go around the state and tell seniors that Doherty will take away their Medicare. Cicilline says that Doherty sides with…

Things We Read Today (14), Wednesday

By Justin Katz | September 19, 2012 |

Why freedom demands father-daughter dances; the U.S., less free; PolitiFact gets a Half Fair rating for its Doherty correction; and the mainstream media cashes in some of its few remaining credibility chips for the presidential incumbent. Continue reading on the Ocean State Current…

Trying to “Push” Brendan Doherty Around

By Patrick Laverty | September 19, 2012 |

Isn’t it so much fun when you get deep into campaign season and the mud is flying everywhere. Usually, the closer you get to election day, the muddier it gets. It seems we’re seeing all the usual stuff flying around. Now we’re hearing about a poll where David Cicilline has magically made a 26 point…

Things We Read Today (11), Friday

By Justin Katz | September 14, 2012 |

Being right about district 1 messaging; PolitiFact prepares for the election; what’s a charter; being right about quantitative easing, First Amendment; and Bob Dylan says what he means. Continue reading on the Ocean State Current…

We Made the Top 10 In Something!

By Patrick Laverty | September 13, 2012 |

Hooray! A Rhode Islander made it to the top ten! (h/t Ian Donnis)

Things We Read Today, 9

By Justin Katz | September 12, 2012 |

No deep theme, today, but bad British commentary, union priorities, stimulus as wishlist, the fame of Dinesh, and a response to Dan Yorke’s Congressional District 1 analysis.

How the Results of The CD-1 Primary Will Be A Win Either Way

By Monique Chartier | September 11, 2012 |

Here’s the way I see it. If Anthony Gemma wins (and I think that’s a bigger possibility than some people think), firstly, the state will be rid of a mendacious, duplicitous elected official (i.e., David Cicilline) who selfishly put his own political career far ahead of honesty and the best interest of the people he…

Liveblogging/Livetweeting the Cicilline/Gemma Debate

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 28, 2012 |

Below is the livetweet coverage from Anchor Rising’s contributors of WPRI-TV’s (CBS 12) televised debate between First District Congressman David Cicilline and primary challenger Anthony Gemma (Nancy Krause’s write-up here, panelist Ted Nesi’s analysis here). [3h Patrick Laverty] >> And today, @MattAllenShow announced Gemma vs. Cicilline Part 2 will be Tuesday, 6 pm on WPRO.…

Cicilline Moves Up On Gemma

By Patrick Laverty | August 27, 2012 |

In the first release of the WPRI primary poll results, David Cicilline has opened a wider gap on Anthony Gemma. Where Cicilline previously let by just four points, he’s now up by twelve. It’s also interesting to see that Chris Young garnered 4% of the preferences. Before you go shaking your head and wondering why…