campaign commercials http://ripr.org en Cicilline commercial hits back at NRCC attack ad; Doherty rallies supporters http://ripr.org/post/cicilline-commercial-hits-back-nrcc-attack-ad-doherty-rallies-supporters <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ZDVG15sdt3M" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>This new spot from David Cicilline’s re-election campaign characterizes as old news <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/dem-spokesman-rips-doherty-campaign-doherty-camp-fires-back/">attacks from the NRCC </a>about the Democrat’s past criminal-defense work.</p><p>Doherty’s camp, meanwhile, is offering this message to supporters:</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 8567 at http://ripr.org Dem spokesman rips Doherty campaign; Doherty camp fires back http://ripr.org/post/dem-spokesman-rips-doherty-campaign-doherty-camp-fires-back <p>On the same day that the National Republican Congressional Committee put out another attack ad targeting long-ago criminal-defense work by David Cicilline, Brendan Doherty’s campaign offers&nbsp;an upbeat spot with the candidate and his wife.</p><p>First, the NRCC commercial:</p><p>Now, the Doherty campaign spot:</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 15:00:03 +0000 Ian Donnis 8648 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 12 things to know about RI politics + media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-12-things-know-about-ri-politics-media-1 <p>Batten down the hatches for Sandy and get ready for another version of my Friday column. Thanks for reading, and feel free to send me tips, comments, and the like: idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. Let’s get to it:</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:18:54 +0000 Ian Donnis 8646 at http://ripr.org Lawyer for Fox’s campaign calls on WPRO to pull mystery ad http://ripr.org/post/lawyer-fox-s-campaign-calls-wpro-pull-mystery-ad <p>A law firm representing House Speaker Gordon Fox’s re-election campaign has written to WPRO general manager Barbara Haynes, asking that the radio station stop playing a “Fox in the Henhouse” <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/mysterious-group-using-radio-spot-to-urge-votes-against-speaker-fox/">mystery ad </a>whose sponsor remains unknown.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:18:31 +0000 Ian Donnis 8652 at http://ripr.org Mysterious group using radio spot to urge votes against Speaker Fox http://ripr.org/post/mysterious-group-using-radio-spot-urge-votes-against-speaker-fox <p>A group calling itself Concerned Rhode Islanders Against Gordon Fox is using a radio commercial to urge voters not to support Fox in the November 6 election.</p><p><strong>UPDATE</strong><em>: WPRO tells RIPR the ad was placed by an agency from Woodbridge, Connecticut. The contact for the agency, Harvey Adelberg, didn’t return a call seeking comment; he is <a href="http://adventuresvp.com/about">a URI grad </a>and formerly worked for WPRO. </em></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:26:42 +0000 Ian Donnis 8654 at http://ripr.org Cicilline commercial responds to Doherty’s line of attack http://ripr.org/post/cicilline-commercial-responds-doherty-s-line-attack <div class="entry clear"><p>A new spot by David Cicilline hits back against <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/politico-gop-group-launches-cicilline-secrets-campaign/">a recent attack </a>by the National Republican Congressional Committee and similar messages from Brendan Doherty’s campaign, like this:</p><p>Meanwhile, Doherty and Cicilline will square off at 7 tonight in a one-hour debate cosponsored by ABC6, RI Public Radio and the League of Women Voters. It will be simulcast on RIPR.</p></div><p></p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:54:53 +0000 Ian Donnis 8673 at http://ripr.org Langevin’s first TV ad takes populist stance against Riley http://ripr.org/post/langevin-s-first-tv-ad-takes-populist-stance-against-riley <p>Second District Democratic Congressman <a href="http://jimlangevin.com/release_details.php?id=96">Jim Langevin </a>is up with his first TV commercial against Republican challanger <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/riley-launches-sharp-broadcast-attack-against-langevin/">Michael Riley</a>. It uses Riley’s self-description as a Wall Street-type and links him with Mitt Romney.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:00:39 +0000 Ian Donnis 8708 at http://ripr.org Doherty commercial attacks Cicilline’s 2010 remark about Providence’s “excellent” condition http://ripr.org/post/doherty-commercial-attacks-cicilline-s-2010-remark-about-providence-s-excellent-condition <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4Xo32veIYjY" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p>Campaign watchers have long anticipated a spot criticizing Congressman David Cicilline’s 2010 evaluation of Providence’s supposedly “excellent” fiscal condition. Republican challenger Brendan Doherty has now launched such a commercial, entitled “Cover Up.”</p><p>Via news release, the Doherty campaign says:</p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 9091 at http://ripr.org New Cicilline spot links Doherty with Romney http://ripr.org/post/new-cicilline-spot-links-doherty-romney <div class="entry clear"><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=zgOVZ87uh_4</p><p>A new commercial by&nbsp;Congressman <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/more-coming-attractions-from-david-cicilline/">David Cicilline’s campaign </a>continues the Democrat’s theme of linking his Republican opponent, in his own words, with other members of the GOP (Mitt Romney in this case).</p><p>According to Cicilline’s campaign:</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:41:51 +0000 Ian Donnis 8558 at http://ripr.org Riley launches sharp broadcast attack against Langevin http://ripr.org/post/riley-launches-sharp-broadcast-attack-against-langevin <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=9QEDhRACMtM</p><p><a href="http://www.rileycongress.com/">Michael Riley</a>, the GOP candidate in the Second Congressional District, isn’t wasting time in going after Democrat<a href="http://jimlangevin.com/"> Jim Langevin</a>. Riley’s campaign says it has launched a six-figure buy on TV and radio, including the TV commercial above.</p><p>Here’s some of the commentary from Riley’s news release:</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:48:42 +0000 Ian Donnis 8584 at http://ripr.org