NEW: Doherty Calls on Cicilline to Return Contributions from Bain Capital Executive
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Republican Congressional candidate Brendan Doherty is calling on incumbent Congressman David Cicilline to return all campaign contributions from Jonathan Lavine, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer of Bain Capital, and Jeanne Lavine, both of Weston, Massachusetts, in light of Cicilline’s recent criticism of Bain Capital for “outsourcing American jobs.”
Additionally, Cicilline accepted a campaign contribution of $1,000 in 2010 and an additional donation of $1,500 in May of 2012 from Jonathan Davidson, who reported his occupation as “Global Outsourcing” for the firm of RR Donnelley.
“Just two months after accepting a campaign contribution from an executive whose occupation is “Global Outsourcing,” Congressman Cicilline criticized the outsourcing of jobs by another company that is linked to his campaign,” Prior said. “Also during this two month period, Mr. Cicilline co-sponsored a resolution to declare “Buy American Week” and even held a press conference to criticize the use of foreign-made attire for Olympic athletes, all while his campaign benefited from outsourcing. This is exactly the type of grandstanding, political opportunism and duplicity that has eroded public confidence in Washington insiders like the current Congressman. The real message from the incumbent is that the only job he really cares to save is his own.”
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