Kennedy to host second fundraiser for successor Cicilline

July 28th, 2011 at 7:00 am by under Nesi's Notes

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy is planning to host a second fundraiser to raise money for David Cicilline, who succeeded him in January, WPRI.com has confirmed.

“We are planning an event with the [former] congressman for the fall,” Cicilline spokeswoman Nicole Kayner said. “Details haven’t been set or confirmed yet.” It will likely take place in September.

Kennedy already held a fundraising reception for Cicilline in California last month when the two men were both in the Golden State. “It went great, and we were thrilled to have the congressman do it,” Kayner said.

Kennedy is not just a supporter of Cicilline’s - the Portsmouth resident is also one of his constituents in the 1st Congressional District.

A source close to Kennedy said the newly married former rep is fully behind Cicilline as the first-term incumbent prepares for what could be a tough re-election fight. “Patrick and David are close, so it’s not surprising that Patrick would look to help him whenever and however he can,” the source said.

Kennedy and his wife are scheduled to hold a fundraiser this Saturday to benefit another Rhode Island Democrat up for re-election in 2012, U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse.

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