Progressive David Segal to Run for Patrick Kennedy’s Congressional Seat

RIFuture.org reports that the Progressive Change Campaign Committee is doing an online poll in preparation for Rep. David Segal’s potential run for Congress.

The Congressional seat in question – Rhode Island’s Congressional District 1 – is being vacated by Congressman Patrick Kennedy.  The Democratic candidates to date include Providence Mayor David Cicilline and former Democratic Party chairman Bill Lynch.

The conventional wisdom is split about who would be hurt more by Segal’s entrance into this race: some think that liberals supporting Cicilline would move to to the more progressive Segal thereby hurting Cicilline while others think that Cicilline has a strong group of supporters and Segal’s entrance would only divide the anti-Cicilline vote thereby huring Lynch.

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