Statements about Candidate Biography
"The budget I managed at the Department of Education was more than $60 million."
Since Gina Raimondo took office, investment fees on the state's pension portfolio "have gone up from about $12 million annually to about $50 million."
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
"David Cicilline was the state representative who opposed tough mandatory sentences for those convicted of domestic violence and child abuse."
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.
"In 2010, Mr. [Anthony] Gemma described himself as a 'pro-life' candidate. Now, he claims to be pro-choice."
"I'm well aware that medical marijuana is a recognized, medical, viable treatment for this sort of [pancreas] pain condition."
Says Peter Kilmartin has "only three years experience in his own law practice."
Says Christopher Little has "a history of working against environmental protection by defending the worst types of corporate polluters"
His biography says he was the top ROTC officer in the nation.
Kilmartin has helped pass laws to "create a witness protection program."
"He's the only candidate who's balanced budgets and brought jobs to Providence."
I "kicked crooked cops and government officials off the public pension rolls."
"80 to 85 percent of my campaign funds go to donations to various organizations throughout the City of Providence."
"(I) helped to invent a system that saved over a billion dollars on welfare."
"Bill Lynch told three lies in ten seconds"
"Mr. Caprio is a career politician who has never worked in the private sector."
Lincoln Chafee "voted with President George W. Bush and the conservative leadership 76% of the time."
"Obama admits he is not a citizen."
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