GoLocalProv Calls Cicilline the Winner

Wednesday, November 07, 2012


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Congressman David Cicilline has held on to his seat with a victory over Republican Brendan Doherty.

Doherty, who held a double-digit lead over Cicilline in the polls earlier this year, fell behind early this month when a WPRI placed him down by approximately six points. In the final poll before the election, the race was within one point.

Doherty and Cicilline spent the final weeks of the campaign attacking each other on issues ranging from Social Security and Medicare to women's rights. Doherty's campaign and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) also unleashed a serious of negative ads focusing on Cicilline's record as a defense lawyer over two decades ago.

The Cicilline campaign had mostly attempted to tie Doherty to the National GOP and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney


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