Current Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline, who was former Providence mayor, has made a smart move. Patrick Kennedy, whose job he was elected to, is supporting him in this campaign for re-election. Kennedy is the son of the late Ted Kennedy, most well known for healthcare reform. Tomorrow is the Democratic primary and rumor is that it's a tough race.
The question is if the Kennedy mystique will resonate in Cicilline's territory. The state has been hard-hit during the recession and that changes people. Nostalgia might not be what's in these hearts these days and the Kennedy legacy might not be on their minds, not at all.