Monday, September 10, 2012

Pundits laud our "high-energy campaign"

WPRI's Ted Nesi writes:

House 8 (D-Providence): Bizarrely, there’s widespread agreement that incumbent Rep. Mike Tarro will play the role of a spoiler in his own reelection race – the question is whether he takes more votes from Providence political fixture John Lombardi or young progressive newcomer Libby Kimzey. Lombardi starts with a cushion of support on Federal Hill, but Kimzey’s high-energy campaign has made few mistakes. Tarro has ramped up his own campaigning in recent days, but most see this as a fight between historic Providence (Lombardi) and emerging Providence (Kimzey). Indeed, Kimzey’s coalition is described as the same one that elected Angel Taveras – “Latinos and hipsters.”