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Legal + business heavyweights hosting March 27 fundraiser for Taveras

March 5, 2012

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras’ campaign war chest is poised to get a boost from some prominent names in the state’s legal and business community as he continues grappling with the city’s fiscal crisis. The five-person host committee for a March 27 fundraiser at the East Side home of Marc Crisafulli includes a heavy concentration of people associated with Hinckley, Allen & Snyder, the law firm offering advice to Taveras’ administration for just under $400 an hour:

— Crisafull, the managing partner of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder. He’s a former exec at GTECH.

— Super-lobbyist and lawyer Robert Goldberg, who is married to Supreme Court Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg.

— Malcolm Farmer III, a partner at Hinckley, Allen + Snyder, who is married to former secretary of state Susan Farmer. Malcolm Farmer, like Taveras, is on the host committee for an upcoming David Cicilline fundraiser.

— Scott Gunn, the senior VP of global government relations and US business development for GTECH.

— Patrick Rogers, the former chief of staff for Governor Chafee who left that job a few months back for a post with Hinckley, Allen & Snyder.

Suggested donation levels for the fundraiser are $250, $500, and $1000.

Taveras was the most successful fundraiser last year among local- and state-based pols in Rhode Island, and he had the best statewide approval rating in a recent Brown University survey.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Mister Guy permalink
    March 6, 2012 8:25 am

    A politician lining his own pockets with money from the very same people that are out to shirk retirees from benefits that they earned long ago? Say it ain’t so…oh yea…this is RI…sorry, my bad…

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