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A First Challenger for Sheldon Whitehouse

A First Challenger for Sheldon Whitehouse

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), who has lashed out repeatedly at Republicans and the Tea Party movement, is up for reelection. Whitehouse has a lot of money in the bank, and surely will use his connections to the White House in the campaign, but is vulnerable.

While there are a number of well-known politicians who first could give Whitehouse a run for it, successful businessman Barry Hinckley is the first to declare an intention to challenge Whitehouse.

Hinckley was interviewed on the Helen Glover Show. Take a listen, because you will be hearing more about this race in the coming year. (At the 27:30 mark he gives his views on the presidential contenders, I think you’ll find it of interest.)

I’ll be interested to learn more about him.

Update: In other RI political news, it looks like there will be primary challengers to David Cicilline (D-RI), the former Mayor of Providence who left the city in a fiscal mess and is highly unpopular now.


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Carol Herman | June 29, 2011 at 11:49 am

Meh. You’ll never convince Americans that when they go to vote they’re taking a test. And, they must know all about the candidate they choose. If this were true, you wouldn’t need party labels.

Up ahead, we will see, overall, how well, or not, the “label” democrat does for contendahs.

If the label becomes poison, people will look to vote for the “other party’s” label. And, if this still isn’t good enough, people will look for something new.

In this environment, the WHIGS will never come back. And, even though Henry Clay, today, is as dead as a doornail, his antics, while he was Speaker of the House, got so many Americans (alive at the time), so riled up, Clay lost the ability to win even the dog catcher’s seat.

Lincoln jumped ship.

Up ahead? Some jumpers off the democrapic ship of fools, will just land in the water. Will there be rooting from a safe distance that they drown?

Politics is an American sport that gets very entertaining the more like a wrestling match any particular race becomes.

common tater | June 29, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Ah, a good Barry, besides White.

Looks like you have one race staked out for 2012. I’m with you. Whitehouse is a disgrace.

    William A. Jacobson in reply to Fuzzy. | June 29, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Yes, he’s high priority, as is Cicilline. The Top Ten will be in addition to those two.