Taveras edging back into Cicilline’s prominent camp of supporters
Although Angel Taveras has previously declined to express support for Cicilline’s re-election bid, Taveras is on the host committee for a March 29 Cicilline fundraiser at the Providence home of John and Letitia Carter. Contribution levels range from $500 to $2500.
Other prominent members of the host committee include:
— Lorne Adrain, chair of the state Board of Governors for Higher Education, and his wife, novelist Ann Hood;
— George Caruolo, chair of the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education, and his wife, Joyce;
— Lawyer Malcolm Farmer III, a partner at Hinckley Allen & Synder. He’s the last Republican to serve on the Providence City Council and the husband of former secretary of state Susan Farmer.
— House Speaker Gordon Fox and his partner, Marcus LaFond;
— State Treasurer Gina Raimondo and her husbamd, Andy Moffit;
— Don Sweitzer, a Clinton-era political director of the Democratic National Committee, and his wife, Sheri;
— Dr. Steven Blazar, and his wife, Cheryl.
— Bill and Alison Vareika;
— three-time gubernatorial candidate Myrth York and her husband, David Green.
Meanwhile, Brendan Doherty is keeping up his own pursuit of campaign cash, staging a series of upcoming fundraisers. These include a March 5 “pizza party” at the Cumberland House of Pizza and separate St. Patrick’s times, March 7 at Crossroads in Warren, and March 12 at McBride’s in Providence.