PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Republican challenger Brendan Doherty has more than twice as much money in his campaign account as does incumbent Democrat David Cicilline (sis-ihl-EE'-nee) in the race for Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District.
In papers filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday, Doherty’s campaign said he had $328,000 as of Oct. 17, compared with Cicilline, whose campaign said he had $153,000.
Cicilline outraised Doherty, former head of the state police, between Oct. 1 and Oct. 17, bringing in $121,000 to Doherty’s $97,000.
Doherty outspent Cicilline, spending $279,000 to Cicilline’s $208,000. Most of that was on TV ads.
Doherty has held a cash edge since September and Cicilline’s bitter primary battle with Anthony Gemma (JEM'-uh).
Republicans hope Doherty will give them their first seat in the U.S. House from Rhode Island since the 1990s. The election is Nov. 6.