NEW: Cicilline Campaign Questions Gemma After Political Flip-Flip
Saturday, July 14, 2012
A day after Congressional candidate Anthony Gemma changed his mind and offered support for fellow Democrats Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and James Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline’s campaign wants to know what took so long.
"It is outrageous that Mr. Gemma would need to even think about whether or not he is supporting Senator Whitehouse and Congressman Langevin,” said Cicilline campaign manager Eric Hyers. “It shouldn't have had to take former Congressman Patrick Kennedy publicly expressing his disappointment for Mr. Gemma to recognize that these two should be re-elected. And his unwillingness to support the Democratic nominee for Congress if it is not himself is very telling."
During an interview with a local radio host this week, Gemma refused to endorse either Whitehouse or Langevin and said that he would write his own name on name on the ballot if he loses to Cicilline in the Democratic primary.
After Congressman Patrick Kennedy then issued a statement ripping the candidate, the Gemma campaign chose to endorse both Democrats.