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Former Boston mayor Ray Flynn to headline “Democrats for Doherty” event

June 11, 2012

Former Boston mayor and Vatican ambassador Ray Flynn is set to take part in a “Democrats for Doherty” event June 14 at a leading Democratic redoubt, Patrick’s Pub in Providence, according to the Republican candidate’s campaign:

“Ambassador Flynn and I are longtime friends and I am honored to have him support me in this race,” stated Doherty. “I’ve always admired his ability to bring people of different viewpoints together and encourage discussion in a positive and productive way. I believe that this model of leadership is necessary to forge consensus and develop the common sense solutions that will propel Rhode Island and America forward.”

Joining Ambassador Flynn at the fundraiser will be the following “Democrats for Doherty” committee members:

Hon. Joanne Giannini (Former RI State Rep. for Providence)

Hon. Charles Baldelli (Former Mayor of Woonsocket)

Hon. Rick Alger (Former Mayor of Cumberland)

Hon. Rolland Grant (Former Mayor of East Providence)

Hon. Richard Bessette (Former Mayor of Central Falls)

Hon. Bonnie Large (Former Cumberland Councilwoman)

Hon. Tony Nobrega (Former Cumberland Councilman)

Hon. Rene Lafayette (Former RI State Rep. for Woonsocket)

Hon. Lowell Kinch (Former RI Senator for Pawtucket)

Hon. Chick Silva (Former Mayor of Central Falls)

Hon. Donald Large (Former RI State Rep. for Cumberland)

Joanne Giannini, who is the chairwoman of “Democrats for Doherty” and a former State Representative from Providence, cited Brendan’s integrity and work ethic as the primary reasons for her support. “As a state representative, I had the opportunity to work with Brendan on numerous occasions and I came to know him as a man of honor and integrity,” said Giannini. “He was a tireless worker and it has always been clear to me that his public service is motivated solely by his desire to do what is right for the people of Rhode Island. That transcends party lines and I am proud to be supporting his candidacy for Congress.”

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