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Taveras edging back into Cicilline’s prominent camp of supporters

February 29, 2012

As Congressman David Cicilline tries to bounce back from poor performances in polls, he can count on the backing of prominent supporters — including, apparently, his popular successor at City Hall.

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.

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