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    Want to help flip a House seat?

    Want to help flip a House seat?

    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 Brendan Doherty:

    The latest polling showed Cicilline with a single digit lead within the margin of error and a vote for an “independent” candidate which exceeds the gap.  If the “independent” voters are anti-Cicilline voters, that would bode well for Doherty on election day.  This polling also was before Brendan Doherty started his air war and aggresive attacks on Cicilline’s abysmal record.

    It also was before their debate last night (full video here):

    Voters in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District watched two debates on Tuesday night: Brendan Doherty versus David Cicilline, and David Cicilline versus U.S. House Republicans. Which message will resonate?

    Congressman Cicilline, the Democratic incumbent and the smoothest talker in Rhode Island politics, worked to bring every answer back to the policies of the House GOP majority and reminding voters of his longstanding support for core Democratic priorities – a potent appeal in a district that already elected him once and has gotten more Democratic since.

    But Doherty, the former state police colonel, held his own and grew stronger as the 90-minute exchange wore on, displaying a familiarity with federal issues that was in stark contrast to his first major television interview, a botched appearance on Newsmakers last March. The Republican cast himself – if not his political party – as moderate and reasonable

    This is a race where a last minute donation could help.

    Please donate to Brendan Doherty.


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    barbara | October 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Sent him a decent donation last weekend (payday) – it’s not my first. Will send another next payday. I know that’s awfully close to the election, but I have to have the money in hand first.

    I gave him a few bucks… I really admire your efforts to make headway in the blue northeast. It’s shameful the way the GOP has been writing off large parts of the country. When you basically spot the other party 200 electoral votes, it makes it hard to win the Presidency. The same theory applies to house and senate seats. If the GOP can get the Teddy Kennedy seat, they should be making an effort in a lot more of these races.

    In Rhode Island, there no more hostile territory for a Republican than CD1. If Jesus were a Republican, he’d hit a brick wall running for office, remarkable considering Rhode Island runs Dead Last in every economic catagory in the US. We do however excel in unemployment running 2nd in the nation. 18 months ago had Doherty chose to run as a Democrat, this race would already be over, and David Cicilline would be flippin burgers in his brothers sandwich joint.

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