Top Providence Dems non-committal on Cicilline

Providence, RI – Providence's top two Democrats are non-committal about whether they'll back the reelection next year of Congressman David Cicilline.

In separate interviews, Mayor Angel Taveras and City Council President Michael Solomon say they remain undecided about backing Cicilline.

Taveras says he usually supports fellow Democrats, but has also backed Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, a Republican. When asked about the possibility of Cicilline winning another term in office, Taveras said the elections are too far off.

"Right now, I'm worried about getting our budget passed and doing all the things we have to do, and we'll deal with that next year," he said. "One thing I've learned about politics, so much can change so quickly. If you had told me a year and a half ago, I'd be mayor of the city of Providence, I'd say something's going on there."

Cicilline isn't without a base of Democratic support, however. The former mayor's host committee for a Providence fundraiser next week includes House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio.

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