Cicilline’s departure sets stage for special election

Updated at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21.

THE DEPARTURE OF Rep. David Cicilline from Congress will require Gov. Daniel J. McKee to call for a special election to fill the vacancy./PBN FILE PHOTO
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be returning to the polls sooner than planned, though the specific date is unconfirmed. Moments after Rep. David Cicilline announced he would leave his 1st Congressional District seat in Washington on June 1 to head the nonprofit Rhode Island Foundation, speculation emerged over who will succeed the Democrat and…

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  1. Rhode Island has had distinguished representation in the US congress and pulls outside its political weight because it has not favored “identity” based candidates, but rather the election of candidates possessing impressive educational and work credentials in addition to a visionary focus that promotes policies serving all the people, not just special interests.