Fundraiser Gabarra Aiding Clay Pell's Exploratory Committee

Dec 23, 2013

Veteran Democratic fundraiser Amy Gabarra is assisting Clay Pell's exploratory committee to raise money, in the latest sign that Pell may pursue a run for governor in 2014.

Gabarra helped Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio to assemble the largest war chest in the 2010 race for governor. She's also worked for David Cicilline, Lincoln Chafee and Bill Lynch, among others.

Pell filed paperwork to pursue a campaign in November and he last week hired Devin Driscoll to coordinate his exploration of a run for governor. Pell has told the Providence Journal's Edward Fitzpatrick that he may decide on a campaign by late January.

If Pell moves ahead on a run, he'll join Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and state Treasurer Gina Raimondo in the Democratic field for governor.