Statements from the Rhode Island: 2012 U.S. House -- District 1's race
"The truth is David Cicilline voted for tougher laws against child abusers, domestic abusers and abusers of the elderly."
"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."
"While I was mayor of the city of Providence we had the lowest crime rate in 30 years."
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown shows someone can be bipartisan in Congress because he "votes about 66 percent with his own party."
"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence and child abuse."
Brendan Doherty wants "to repeal Obamacare, increasing drug prices for seniors."
"The Doherty Campaign, unlike the Cicilline Campaign, is funded mostly by individual donors -- not the big PACs that Cicilline relies on."
David Cicilline is "the 5th most liberal person in the House of Representatives."
David Cicilline was "required to provide key information about city finances to an independent outside auditor. The deadlines were clear -- yet [he intentionally] missed them by months" until after the November 2010 election.
"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.
Providence has "amongst the highest tax rate(s) in the entire country."
U.S. military uniforms are manufactured in China.
"When President Obama took office, we were losing 700,000 jobs a month. Now we've had job growth, I think, for 24 consecutive months."
"In 2010, Mr. [Anthony] Gemma described himself as a 'pro-life' candidate. Now, he claims to be pro-choice."
"We have $60 billion in 2010 in Medicare fraud."
"[Mitt] Romney and [Brendan] Doherty certainly have a lot in common, like flip-flopping on abortion -- in Doherty's case, in a little over a week."
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