Among the lowest
"We have the third-lowest minimum wage … of developed countries."
The record backs him up
"The truth is David Cicilline voted for tougher laws against child abusers, domestic abusers and abusers of the elderly."
Data "rigged;" China and Russia not in count
"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."
Three sets of numbers, same trend
"While I was mayor of the city of Providence we had the lowest crime rate in 30 years."
Brown sided with Democrats on 4 "key" votes
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."
Doherty's position is more nuanced
Brendan Doherty wants "to repeal Obamacare, increasing drug prices for seniors."
75 percent of Cicilline donations come from individuals
"The Doherty Campaign, unlike the Cicilline Campaign, is funded mostly by individual donors -- not the big PACs that Cicilline relies on."
The rankers disagree
David Cicilline is "the 5th most liberal person in the House of Representatives."
Audit wouldn't have been ready before the election anyway
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.
Access delayed, access denied.
"The auditor [for the city of Providence] was not locked out" of access to the city's finances.
No debating high taxes
Providence has "amongst the highest tax rate(s) in the entire country."
Claim goes AWOL
U.S. military uniforms are manufactured in China.
It's 22 months, not 24
"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."
Gemma acknowledges change
"In 2010, Mr. [Anthony] Gemma described himself as a 'pro-life' candidate. Now, he claims to be pro-choice."
Nobody really knows the amount of Medicare fraud.
"We have $60 billion in 2010 in Medicare fraud."
Consistently "pro-life." But what about Roe vs. Wade?
"[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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