campaign commercials en Cicilline commercial hits back at NRCC attack ad; Doherty rallies supporters <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="" 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="">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 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 TGIF: 12 things to know about RI politics + media <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 Lawyer for Fox’s campaign calls on WPRO to 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="">mystery ad </a>whose sponsor remains unknown.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:18:31 +0000 Ian Donnis 8652 at Mysterious group using radio spot to 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="">a URI grad </a>and formerly worked for WPRO. </em></p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:26:42 +0000 Ian Donnis 8654 at Cicilline commercial responds to Doherty’s line of attack <div class="entry clear"><p>A new spot by David Cicilline hits back against <a href="">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 Langevin’s first TV ad takes populist stance against Riley <p>Second District Democratic Congressman <a href="">Jim Langevin </a>is up with his first TV commercial against Republican challanger <a href="">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 Doherty commercial attacks Cicilline’s 2010 remark about Providence’s “excellent” condition <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="" 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 New Cicilline spot links Doherty with Romney <div class="entry clear"><p>;v=zgOVZ87uh_4</p><p>A new commercial by&nbsp;Congressman <a href="">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 Riley launches sharp broadcast attack against Langevin <p>;v=9QEDhRACMtM</p><p><a href="">Michael Riley</a>, the GOP candidate in the Second Congressional District, isn’t wasting time in going after Democrat<a href=""> 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