The military would call David a target-rich environment. Brevity:
David Cicilline's dad was the lawyer for Raymond Patriarca, former head of the New England Mafia. Remember when the US government wouldn't let John Gotti's lawyer represent Gotti because they thought the lawyer to be part of Gotti's criminal organization? That was because FBI wiretaps showed the lawyer to be coordinating mob affairs between the Gotti gang and the New England mob. And who was Gotti's lawyer dealing with? David Cicilline's father.
David Cicilline became a lawyer like his dad and his brother, now out of jail. David had a "teflon" dad. Nothing stuck, almost also true of Gotti.
David Cicilline's first job as a lawyer was as a Washington DC Public Defender. There he defended those accused by the government, his services paid for by tax payers. Hey, somebody's got to do it, right?
All right, he's not dad. He just became a lawyer, like dad.
Where is David's power from? Having been Mayor of Providence. Isn't the New England Mafia headquartered in Providence? Right.
For balance, I wanted to show his (now unavailable) tweet saying hello at the last Woonsocket Italian Workingmen's Club Christmas party. But don't the Woonsocket Democrats always hold their meetings there? Right.
I grew up in an Italian neighborhood. Been there. Friends. But David, the Polish club?David is currently trying to sell the "family" Providence building at 381 - 387 Atwells Avenue (just down the street from Patriarca's old Coin-O-Matic mob headquarters). The Cicilline building was purchased from the same crowd, and has its own infamous "Heritage". But, just like the $2,000,000+ he's received from PACs, he is now trying to distance himself from them, and his past.
David and the Democrats had to abandon their slogan "A Better Deal". Being from the big cities and largely in cahoots with organized crime, they were sounding like Al Capone at a poker game. Now their theme is "For the People". Thank you, Abe Lincoln. Be sure to rely on Republican messaging to sound good. Considering the depth of the message, it should be "Have a Nice
Day". And be sure to load the graphics with a lot of smiley faces.