debates http://ripr.org en What do James Diossa and Sheldon Whitehouse share in common? http://ripr.org/post/what-do-james-diossa-and-sheldon-whitehouse-share-common <p>Q: What does <a href="http://www.diossaformayor.com/">James Diossa</a>, a rising political star&nbsp;from hardscrabble Central Falls, have in common with <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/sheldon-whitehouse-is-limiting-his-debates-with-challenger-barry-hinckley/">one of Rhode Island’s members </a>in&nbsp;Washington, DC’s “<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/27/senate-millionaires-club-getting-richer-bigger_n_775022.html">Millionaires Club</a>“?</p><p>A. They both act like incumbents when it suits their political interests.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8482 at http://ripr.org Six things to watch for in Tuesday’s CD1 debate between Cicilline and Doherty http://ripr.org/post/six-things-watch-tuesday-s-cd1-debate-between-cicilline-and-doherty <p>WPRI’s <a href="http://www.wpri.com/subindex/elections/debates">debate this evening </a>between Congressman David Cicilline and Republican challenger Brendan Doherty comes as the First Congressional District race remains up for grabs. Just consider last week’s <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/taveras-tops-new-brown-u-poll-with-65-percent-approval-cicilline-with-slight-edge-over-doherty/">Brown University poll</a>: it showed Cicilline with a lead of slightly less than 6 percentage points. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:44:12 +0000 Ian Donnis 8723 at http://ripr.org Unsurprising: Cicilline set for more, not fewer, TV debates http://ripr.org/post/unsurprising-cicilline-set-more-not-fewer-tv-debates <p>Congressional incumbents tend to limit their appearances in debates. The thinking can be boiled down to: why give your opponent more, not fewer, opportunities to duke it out?</p><p>But <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/more-coming-attractions-from-david-cicilline/">David Cicilline</a>, a good talker,&nbsp;is drawing attention to his intention to meet Republican <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/coming-attractions-from-brendan-doherty/">Brendan Doherty </a>in a series of televised debates:</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:45:07 +0000 Ian Donnis 8583 at http://ripr.org