Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Rhode Island voters favor Democrats in election.
It was a good night for Democrats Tuesday in Rhode Island. In Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District David Cicilline was able to win a second term against a tough race fought against Republican Brendan Doherty. The former head of the Rhode Island State Police strongly criticized Cicilline during the course of the campaign over his final leadership of the city of Providence when he was mayor for eight before heading to Washington two years ago. In the 2nd Congressional District James Langevin was able to win a seventh term over Republican Michael Riley. Riley reportedly lent his campaign more than $600,000. Langevin cited as accomplishments his work to maintain submarine production at Electric Boat and efforts to strengthen job training …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Rhode Island's Democratic and Republican political influencers take part in our final survey before election day.
In the race for President of the United States, influential Rhode Island political insiders have weighed in regarding who has run the better "ground game" in Rhode Island leading up to the election. According to our results, Democratic influencers felt Obama has run a better ground campaign by a wide margin while a majority of Republican influencers surveyed said the ground campaign up to this point has been even. Patch surveyed 53 Republicans and 51 Democrats, asking regardless of their partisan preference, which presidential campaign do you think has run the better "ground game" campaign during the general election in Rhode Island? Among those who responded, 55.6% of Democrats said Barack Obama has run the better ground campaign by a …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Congressman David Cicilline talks below about fiscal responsibility on the national level.
Friday, May 18, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor from Congressman David Cicilline. Some political observers have suggested that Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and the House Republican caucus demonstrated courage with their most recent budget proposal. I disagree. There is no doubt that we need to restore fiscal responsibility in Washington, D.C. – on this point, nearly all of my Republican and Democratic colleagues agree. We enacted cuts and savings that amount to $900 billion over ten years and agreed to at least $1.2 trillion more over nine years beginning in 2013. Where we disagree is on whether cuts in federal spending need to come at the expense of important investments in our economic growth. The House Republican budget proposal would …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Former Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are expected to be just a few of the guests at fundraiser being held today.
U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) is expected to visit Portsmouth tonight to attend a fundraiser at the private Carnegie Abbey Club. The fundraiser will be held to raise money for the House Democrats' campaign, reports The Providence Journal. Donations at the fundraiser could range from $1,000 per person to more than $30,000 per couple, according to The Journal. Guests for tonight's fundraiser also include former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a Portsmouth resident who is currently in the process of selling his house, and Rhode Island Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Former Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are expected to be just a few of the guests at fundraiser for House Democrats later this month.
Carnegie Abbey will host a fundraiser on March 18 with several, well-known politicians on the guest list. The fundraiser will be held to raise money for the House Democrats' campaign, reports The Providence Journal. Among the guests include U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California), former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, a Portsmouth resident who is currently in the process of selling his house, and Rhode Island Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline, according to The Journal article.