I spoke with Republican Congressional candidate Brendan Doherty's always gracious campaign manager Ian Prior this morning for my post-mortem on the GOPer's loss to Congressman David Cicilline (that post-mortem will appear in this week's issue of the Phoenix).
He said a few interesting things that didn't make it into my piece.
I asked Prior about the town-by-town results. I was particularly interested in Woonsocket, which Republican Congressional candidate John J. Loughlin won by a slim margin in his 2010 tilt with Cicilline, but which Cicilline won by a solid margin - 55-39 - this time around.
He said the campaign figured it had to win Woonsocket and one of either East Providence, Pawtucket, or Bristol if it was to pull out a victory. When the Woonsocket returns started to pour in, Prior said, he knew the race was probably lost.