There are some obvious cities, towns, and regions to watch in the race between Congressman David Cicilline and Republican Brendan Doherty. Cicilline has to do very well in Providence and Pawtucket. Doherty needs to improve on Republican Congressional candidate John J. Loughlin's 2010 performance in the Blackstone Valley.
But here's another town to keep an eye on: East Providence. Cicilline beat Loughlin 55-39 percent there in 2010. The Cicilline camp doesn't expect the margin to be as large this time, but considers a victory there key to defeating Doherty.