WASHINGTON — Rhode Island will play host on Monday to some high-wattage political stars from both sides of the aisle.
Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown has confirmed he will appear at a luncheon fundraiser in Providence on Monday with state Rep. John Loughlin, the GOP nominee for Congress in the 1st Rhode Island District.
The timing of the Brown visit is interesting, as the White House announced earlier this week that President Obama would also be in Rhode Island on Monday, for an event in Woonsocket.
Both parties are fighting hard for the congressional seat being vacated by US Rep. Patrick Kennedy after eight terms. The Democratic nominee is Providence Mayor David Cicilline.
The invitation to the Brown/Loughlin event doesn’t list the menu, but tickets run $250, $1,000 and $2,400, so the cuisine is likely to be more elaborate than the Rhode Island staples of Johnnycakes and a Del’s Lemonade.
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