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David Cicilline runs for help to union bosses who run Rhode Island

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1:13pm 11/2/2012 at 1:13pm

David Cicilline, the former Mayor of Providence who was “untruthful” about Providence’s finances during his successful 2010 congressional campaign, is in trouble. 

The electoral momentum has shifted clearly to Republican Brendan Doherty, who has attacked Cicilline’s character relentlessly and successfully.

Yesterday the tainted and endangered Cicilline had a unity photo op with several big name...

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David Cicilline (RI-01) — is he finally out of tricks?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:45am 10/31/2012 at 10:45am

David Cicilline, my current Congressman and former Mayor of Providence, has been a frequent topic here for the past two years, ever since he stole the 2010 congressional race by covering up and being “untruthful” (the Providence Journal’s word) about the dismal state of Providence’s finances.

Last week I posted an internal...

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Providence Journal endorses Republican Brendan Doherty in RI-01, calls David Cicilline “untruthful”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 10:51am 10/28/2012 at 10:51am

Newspaper endorsements only make a difference when the newspaper has power and when it crosses party lines. 

The Providence Journal is the only statewide newspaper in Rhode Island, and while it doesn’t have the power it once had, it still is a big voice in the state.  The ProJo also leans heavily...

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Republican upset brewing in RI-01 (Patrick Kennedy’s former seat)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 5:08pm 10/27/2012 at 5:08pm

Democrat David Cicilline appears to be crumbling under devastating ads run by Brendan Doherty  highlighting Cicilline’s mismanagement of Providence when he was Mayor, his lies during the 2010 congressional campaign about Providence’s finances, and his soft law and order record.

Doherty, the former Superintendent of the State Police with a stellar reputation, is...

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Down to the wire in RI-01

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 1:28pm 10/21/2012 at 1:28pm

It’s crunch time everywhere, but I want to call your attention again to the race in Rhode Island’s 1st congressional district, my home district.

While a couple of public polls showed incumbent Democrat David Cicilline up by low single digits, this race is much tighter.

This is a winnable race for Brendan Doherty,...

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Want to help flip a House seat?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 2:42pm 10/17/2012 at 2:42pm

There are a number of flip opportunities, just check out the Operation Counterweight Final List.

But this one would be special, getting rid of David Cicilline in my home District in favor of

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David Cicilline’s Cover Up

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:58am 10/8/2012 at 8:58am

I posted yesterday about the race between David Cicilline (D RI-01) and Republican Brendan Doherty.

Cicilline has managed to pull into a small lead because of an over-the-top Mediscare campaign and faded memories of Cicilline’s cover-up of Providence’s financial disaster.

The Doherty campaign has just launched a new commercial reminding...

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Support Brendan Doherty, help defeat David Cicilline (RI-01)

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 5:17pm 9/27/2012 at 5:17pm

I met Brendan Doherty in late August, and I have been meaning to write up another post calling attention to the critical race.  Doherty is on the Operation Counterweight final list.

But … one thing after another has exploded on this blog week after week, and well, it’s September 27.

David Cicilline has...

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Dem candidate accuses Dem David Cicilline (RI-01) of voter fraud

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 5:09pm 8/22/2012 at 5:09pm

Little would surprise me when it comes to former Providence Mayor and since 2010 congressman David Cicilline. But massive voter fraud?

That’s what Cicilline’s Democratic primary challenger Anthony Gemma alleged at a press conference today.  Via The Providence Journal:

Congressional candidate Anthony Gemma alleged Wednesday that a private investigation has uncovered voter fraud linked...

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David Cicilline (D RI-01) buys votes the old fashioned way, with federal money

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 12:18pm 8/4/2012 at 12:18pm

Disgraced former Mayor of Providence David Cicilline, who was forced to admit he lied to voters about Providence’s financial health when running for Congress in 2010, is out with a new television ad which is typical of how Rhode Island politicians buy votes with taxpayer money:

There isn’t much of a record...

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Providence update – big union concessions prevent bankruptcy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 6:29pm 5/31/2012 at 6:29pm

I’ve written numerous times over the past two years about the horrible fiscal mess David Cicilline (D-RI01) left behind in Providence when he was Mayor, and how he concealed the problem from voters during his 2010 congressional race.

The city has been teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, but a tentative deal...

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I hope David Cicilline wins (the primary)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 10:49am 5/20/2012 at 10:49am

David Cicilline, the former Mayor of Providence and current Democratic congressman from my home district RI-01, is in deep electoral trouble because he lied about Providence’s abysmal finances during the 2010 congressional race.  He has apologized for lying.

With Providence on the verge of bankruptcy, Cicilline is way behind in the polls...

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David Cicilline (D-RI01) – Hey, so I lied to get elected

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 2:35pm 4/12/2012 at 2:35pm

I have posted numerous times about David Cicilline, former Providence Mayor and current Democratic congressman in my home district, RI-01.

As I previously noted, Cicilline deliberately concealed the terrible financial condition of Providence during the 2010 election in a close fight with Republican John Loughlin:

In June 2010, when Loughlin challenged Cicilline’s fiscal record in...

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Cicilline vulnerable in RI-01

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:03am 2/28/2012 at 11:03am

One of my focus races is the attempt by Republican Brendan Doherty to unseat Democrat David Cicilline in RI-01, my home district.

Cicilline is very unpopular due to the mess he left behind when he was the Mayor of Providence.  While Cicilline was able to hide the problems when he ran for...

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Providence begs for mercy, probably won’t get it

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 10:47am 2/14/2012 at 10:47am

The City of Providence, in my home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is in dire financial trouble, as I have posted here many times before.

The City, with its...

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RI-01 Update: Brendan Doherty for Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 3:01pm 1/11/2012 at 3:01pm

I previously have posted about the RI-01 congressional race, which is my home district, a seat currently held by Democratic former Providence Mayor David Cicilline.

Cicilline concealed Providence financial problems until after the 2010 election.  Cicilline ran a “scare grandma” campaign, making a tour of senior centers to falsely claim their social security...

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In RI, Republican Hope Springs Eternal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 24, 2011 at 8:53am 6/24/2011 at 8:53am

There’s a very interesting article in The Providence Phoenix (h/t Hummel Report) regarding plans by the Republican Party in Rhode Island to regain relevance:

The Rhode Island Republican Party’s reputation for ineptitude is, by any reasonable measure, richly deserved.

Sure, the party held the governor’s office for much of the last two decades. But no...

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