The state Democratic Party is criticizing Rhode Island Republicans for choosing Florida Congressman Allen West to headline a fundraiser tomorrow evening at the Providence Prime steakhouse on Federal Hill.

The Rhode Island Democratic Party has bolstering its communications for the 2012 campaign season by hiring Bill Fischer, an experienced PR professional with a long resume in politics.

Fischer currently runs True North Communications. He worked for the state Senate in the late ’90s before serving as chief of staff during Sheldon Whitehouse’s tenure as attorney general.