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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.” Via news release, the Doherty campaign says: “It is important to remind the voters of the First District that David Cicilline not only mismanaged the City of Providence, but also went to extraordinary ends to cover up the City’s troubled...

Welcome to TGIF, my new Friday column. As always, feel free to send your tips and thoughts to idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org. 1. The CD1 race between Brendan Doherty and David Cicilline is ramping up toward the wire, and Doherty this week adopted a more aggressive tone against Cicilline. It’s an article of faith for some Doherty supporters that he has to go negative to bolster his chances against the Democrat. We put that question to a few smart people. Darrell West of the Brookings Institution...

In case you’ve been living under a rock, the battle for women voters has emerged as a central theme in the intensifying First Congressional District race between Republican Brendan Doherty and David Cicilline. Doherty today changed his tactics, adopting a tougher tone in accusing Cicilline of being hypocritical by questioning Doherty’s commitment to protecting women. Cicilline’s camp has responded by rapping Doherty for failing to support changes to the federal Violence Against Women Act ....

Republican congressional candidate Brendan Doherty had a strong fundraising quarter, raising about $308,000 in Q3, according to an estimate provided by campaign manager Ian Prior. The estimate for Doherty’s cash on hand is $506,000. Numbers for Q3 weren’t avaiable yet from Democrat David Cicilline’s campaign. Cicilline pulled in more than $300,000 in Q2 . Doherty’s Q3 is an increase from his Q2 , but appears to leave him with less to spend. The Doherty figures come as a Channel 12 poll...

Providence lawyer David Vogel , the independent candidate in the First Congressional District, has mostly gained attention for attracting 8 percent of the vote in a recent Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee poll . But who is he, and why is he running what some might consider a quixotic campaign versus David Cicilline and Brendan Doherty ? Vogel offered some answers during an appearance this week on RIPR’s Political Roundtable and Bonus Q+A . (You can hear more about his policy views...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zgOVZ87uh_4 A new commercial by Congressman David Cicilline’s campaign 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). According to Cicilline’s campaign: In January 2012, Doherty formally endorsed Romney for President in January 2012, describing him as a “proven leader.” In the same month, Doherty traveled to New Hampshire to campaign for...

As part of his effort to separate himself from congressional Republicans , Brendan Doherty held a news conference outside Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket this morning. He offered what his campaign calls, via news release, an “ironclad pledge”: “As Americans, we made a social contract with our senior citizens. These are men and women who worked hard and followed the rules. They deserve our respect and support and as I have stated time and again, when I go to Washington, I will continue to stand...

Congressman David Cicilline disputes analysts who call it very unlikely that Democrats will regain a majority this November in the House of Representatives. Cicilline commented during a taping of RIPR’s Political Roundtable (set to air Friday at 5:40 and 7:40 am). “The reality is we need 24 seats to take control away from the Republican Tea Party caucus that is now leading the House . . . . with Paul Ryan on the [GOP] ticket and a very clear difference of what’s at stake here, I think it’s...

Congressman David Cicilline is siding with the vox populi critical of Cranston’s ban on such gender-specific events as father-daughter dances. “I think that’s crazy,” Cicilline said during a taping of Rhode Island Public Radio’s Political Roundtable. (The segment will air Friday at 5:40 and 7:40 am.) Asked by guest panelist Tim White about his reaction to the Cranston ban, Cicilline said, ”I have to be honest. I haven’t read the analysis of why they [the RI ACLU] think it violates state law,...

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? But David Cicilline , a good talker, is drawing attention to his intention to meet Republican Brendan Doherty in a series of televised debates: David Cicilline’s campaign today announced it is committed to attending three televised debates on Channel 6, 10, and 12, and hopes Brendan Doherty’s team does the same. With...

Republican CD1 candidate Brendan Doherty joined us for a taping this morning of RIPR’s Political Roundtable (airing Friday at 5:40 and 7:40 am) and Bonus Q+A (airing Friday at 6:40 and 8:40). Some highlights from his comments and messaging: Asked to cite a Republican who has been effective in Congress while bucking the party leadership, Doherty north, citing an obvious, if rather atypical senator. “I’m very close with Scott Brown in Massachusetts. We used to play basketball together, and I’ve...

Brendan Doherty this morning used a lookout on the East Bay Bike Path in Riverside — with a nice view of downtown Providence — to argue that Congressman David Cicilline doesn’t deserve the trust of voters. Doherty unveiled a Lettermanesque top-10 list “of David Cicilline’s “most serious deceptions” (changed from the “ most serious lies” cited in a draft news release detailed yesterday by RIPR.) The topics include: – Cicilline’s description during an October 2010 TV debate of Providence’s...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uERVYQqubiY Republican congressional candidate Brendan Doherty launched his air war today, using an introductory-style commercial to tout himself as a tough crime-fighter who can bring common sense to Washington. Campaign manager Ian Prior says Doherty’s initial ad buy is for $122,000, and it was coordinated with the National Republican Congressional Committee . Watch for Democrat David Cicilline , fresh from a big primary win over...

David Cicilline is 10 years older and carries the wear-and-tear of much more political mileage than when he emerged in a four-way 2002 Democratic primary as the new sensation of Providence politics . Yet Cicilline – battered by harsh headlines since not long after taking his congressional seat in January 2011 — seemed just as affirmed by his decisive victory tonight over businessman Anthony Gemma (62 to 31 percent, in unofficial results). Gemma ran a harsh, slipshod campaign, smirking like a...

In a resounding show of support from 1 st District Democratic primary voters, Congressman David Cicilline swamped businessman Anthony Gemma to win renomination, establishing a strong foundation for a general election showdown against Republican Brendan Doherty, of Cumberland, the former state police superintendent. On a sun-dappled late summer day, Cicilline rolled to a convincing victory all over the 1 st District, from Woonsocket, where he captured 63 percent of the vote, to Newport, where...

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