Congressman David Cicilline made some mistakes as Mayor of Providence. He made some enemies and he also made some friends. Many will say that a vote for David will be only to prevent the loss of a Democratic seat in the House of Representatives to a Republican. Fair enough. However, to Congressman Cicilline’s credit, he has voted in favor of jobs and the preservation of Medicare and Medicaid as we know it. He has legal experience, mayoral experience and US Congressional experience.
Brendan Doherty, on the other hand, has experience in political ads that bear almost no resemblance to the truth, contradicting his campaign slogan of “uncommon integrity.” He has also allied himself with Mitt Romney and the GOP platform. This includes an infrastructure bill that has been described by Transportation Secretary, Ray La Hood (a former republican) as the worst he’s seen in thirty years of public service. Doherty’s description of Romney as “fantastic” within a week or so of the viral disclosure of Mitt’s infamous 47% diatribe burned his bridges with many of the Democrats for Doherty.
My endorsement goes to David Cicilline.