Brendan Doherty en Doherty Dismisses AG Run in 2014; Expects to Decide on Gov within 2 Months <p></p><p>Brendan Doherty says he has "absolutely, positively no intention" of running as a Republican candidate for attorney general in 2014, although he's still considering a campaign for governor.</p><p>Some Republicans hope that Doherty, the former superintendent of the state police, would represent the GOP as an alternative to Democratic AG Peter Kilmartin in next year's race for attorney general. But Doherty sounds distinctly uninterested in the idea.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:18:36 +0000 Ian Donnis 11933 at Doherty Dismisses AG Run in 2014; Expects to Decide on Gov within 2 Months PPP poll has good news for Raimondo; not so much for Chafee <p><a href="">A poll released Thursday</a> by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling touts Gina Raimondo's gubernatorial prospects for 2014, while casting doubt on the re-election hopes of Governor Lincoln Chafee.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:12:35 +0000 Ian Donnis 9554 at Avedisian, Fung + Doherty staying in touch in advance of 2014 <p>Warwick Mayor <a href="">Scott Avedisian</a>, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung and 2012 CD1 candidate Brendan Doherty are keeping their lines of communication open as the three Republicans consider their possible moves for 2014.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:17:46 +0000 Ian Donnis 7505 at Campaign manager says Doherty not necessarily closing the door on politics <p>Brendan Doherty doesn’t intend to run for&nbsp;the House&nbsp;again, but he may be open to seeking some other office, according to Doherty’s campaign manager, Ian Prior.</p><p>Following his concession remarks at the Providence Marriott last night, Doherty seemed to rule out another political run. RIPR’s Flo Jonic provided this transcription:</p><blockquote><p>Jonic: Do you see another political run in your future?</p><p>Doherty: This was no dress rehearsal.</p><p>Jonic: By you saying this was no dress rehearsal, you mean ‘not again’?</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8528 at Why David Cicilline rolled up a larger than expected victory <p>Congressman David Cicilline enjoyed a larger-than-expected victory over Republican challenger Brendan Doherty yesterday by improving his&nbsp;performance from&nbsp;2010 in seven communities.</p><p>Cicilline won the race by slightly more than 12 points (53.1 percent vs 40.7 percent).</p><p>The results are surprising since Doherty learned some of the lessons from John Loughlin’s losing 2010 campaign, particularly the need to aggressively raise money, and&nbsp;because Cicilline has been buffeted by a large measure&nbsp;of unflattering local headlines&nbsp;since he landed in Congress.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8530 at 21 questions for Election Day in Rhode Island <p>It’s almost all over but the voting. Some questions to consider:</p><p>1. If David Cicilline loses, does he try to stage a comeback in 2014?</p><p>2. If Brendan Doherty loses, does he move to the head of the list of possible GOP gubernatorial candidates in 2014?</p><p>3. How come the RI Republican Party can’t find a GOP candidate for John Loughlin’s old seat in a conservative part of the state?</p><p>4. If Doherty loses, will it be because he waited too long to get his message rolling, or because Democrats had a far better ground game?</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8541 at Last Call on the 2012 elections <p>Thoughts as the days dwindle to hours leading to Tuesday’s election:</p><p>Presidential race. The earliest indication from a swing state will likely be New Hampshire, which is in the eastern time zone and is the only battleground state in New England. Crucial to an Obama victory is a big run up along the Connecticut River, from Keene to Hanover, then winning Concord and the Sea Coast communities. Romney must do well among conservative Democrats in Salem and Manchester and score substantially&nbsp; in traditional GOP areas, such as the Lakes Region and along the I-93 corridor.</p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8544 at TGIF: 12 things to know about Rhode Island politics + media <p>Just four days until Election Day, as my latest TGIF goes to press. As usual, feel free to send tips and thoughts to idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let’s go:</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8548 at Moderate Party founder Ken Block is backing Brendan Doherty + President Obama <div class="entry clear"><p><a href=""><img alt="" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-8133" src=";h=225" title="Ken Block on PRT 11-01-12" height="225" width="300"></a>How many <a href="">Ken Block</a>-style voters are out there?</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8550 at With CD1 a dead heat, top RI Dems to rally around Cicilline at press event <p>Rhode Island’s most prominent Democrats, including both of its US senators and the very popular <a href="">Angel Taveras and Gina Raimondo</a>, are set today to&nbsp;offer some belated support to Congressman David Cicilline as he finds himself in <a href="">a dead heat </a>with Republican challenger Brendan Doherty.</p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8564 at