In a dramatic reversal of fortune after a bruising campaign that had many penning his premature political obit, Congressman David Cicilline today walloped Republican challenger Bredan Doherty by a surprisingly large margin of votes.
With 94 percent of the vote counted, Cicilline had 52.7 percent of the vote, compared with 41.1 percent for Doherty, and 6.1 percent for independent David Vogel.
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras is lending another boost to House Speaker Gordon Fox in the closing stretch before Election Day. The popular mayor, who used to share a Dorrance Street law office with Fox, sent this email this morning:
Depending on what happens with the the race next Tuesday between House Speaker Gordon Fox and independent challenger Mark Binder, the election could be a mere ripple — if Fox defeats Binder handily. Yet if Binder comes somewhat close to beating Fox, or stages an upset, the impact on Statehouse politics will be more dramatic.
House Speaker Gordon Fox’s campaign filed a complaint today with the state Board of Elections, asserting that independent challenger Mark Binder violated a campaign finance statute by failing to report in a filing this week $2000 in television advertising expenses.