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Gemma’s announcement seems set for April 15

March 27, 2012

Patrick Laverty gets the feeling right with an Anchor Rising post entitled, “Maybe the Worst Kept Secret”:

The usual federal income tax filing deadline could be another not great news day for Congressman David Cicilline. It appears that local businessman Anthony Gemma will finally throw his hat in the ring for Rhode Island’s District 1 Congressional seat. This morning, via his Twitter account Gemma tweeted:

Big things coming my friends! Save the date April 15th 6pm! Pass it on! ~Anthony

It’s widely assumed that Gemma will run as a Democrat again and take on Cicilline in a primary. However, the Democrat establishment doesn’t seem to be taking too kindly to Gemma and already labeling him as a DINO and someone who isn’t playing their game. So this could get interesting to see which path Gemma takes. Does he go for the early high risk/reward and take on the badly damaged Cicilline head-on, or does he guarantee himself a shot in November and go the Independent route. I guess we’ll see on April 15.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jacob permalink
    March 27, 2012 9:09 pm

    None of the above. His Facebook “friends” scandal has already delayed his announcement, and will lead to him not running at all.

  2. JJF permalink
    March 28, 2012 1:26 pm

    While I know that the economic issues facing the state are the paramount concern for most people, I’ll state here and now that Gemma’s blatant lack of support for the LGBT community is, for me, a complete and total deal-breaker for ever supporting him to replace Cicilline. Add to that the fact that, if he were to replace Cicilline, he’d have even LESS seniority to influence legislation than Cicilline does currently and you have the one-two punch to knock his challenge out before it begins.

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