Cicilline, Gemma make separate cases to RI voters


The Democratic candidates in Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District are making a final push ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

Incumbent Rep. David Cicilline on Sunday brought in former Congressman Patrick Kennedy to help make his case. Meanwhile, challenger Anthony Gemma appealed to voters one-on-one in appearances at festivals.

At JFK Manor in Woonsocket, a senior housing complex, Cicilline and Kennedy looked toward the general election, telling residents the election is about a choice between Democrats fighting to maintain benefits such as Medicare and Republicans who want to cut those and other important social programs.

At a Portuguese festival in Pawtucket, Gemma, a businessman, handed out fliers that highlight his record as a job creator.

The winner of the primary faces Republican Brendan Doherty Nov. 6.


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