NBC10 reports that Fung avoided all primary debates: "The two favorite contenders for the major party's nominations are refusing to appear in any of the offered statewide forums. 'It's not OK in a democracy,' NBC 10's political analyst said. 'Avoiding debates might rub voters the wrong way and they might just end up staying home in the general election.' " We agree.
"I want to express my respect for the courage that it took for Dr. [Christine Blasey] Ford to tell her story in front of a national audience,? Flanders said. "Both Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh deserved to have their perspectives heard in a fair and impartial hearing. Unfortunately, they were not given that opportunity.
"Sheldon Whitehouse's juvenile questioning about high school yearbooks and flatulation were a new low in our nation's judicial nomination process. Rather than follow his Constitutional obligation to `advise & consent,' Sheldon has decided to deceive & beleaguer."
Asked what next steps he believes the Senate should take, Flanders said he supports the one-week delay [for an FBI investigation into Ford's allegations].
Zaccaria: Strongly Disagree.
Question topic: Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
Zaccaria: Strongly Agree.
Question topic: Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Zaccaria: I am a Christian. I am a practicing member of the United Methodist church. I am a member of the leadership of my Congregation.
Zaccaria has twice run for Congress in the 2nd District held by Rep. Jim Langevin and chaired the party from 2011 to 2013. He's a former member of the North Kingstown Town Council. He told The Providence Journal he's not running "just because I happen to have a pulse." He says he's doing so to offer a viable alternative to Reed. Reed has been in the Senate since 1997. He won his last re-election campaign handily.
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