Raimondo attends San Francisco fundraiser

By The Associated Press


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo fit a campaign fundraiser into her official trade trip to California.

The Democrat attended the Wednesday evening event at a home in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood.

Raimondo’s office has said the reason for the three-day trip was to hold economic development meetings and sell Rhode Island as a good place for companies to invest. She has declined to say what companies she planned to visit.

News of the fundraiser emerged when WPRO-AM talk show host and frequent Raimondo critic John DePetro posted the invitation on Twitter.

The state is paying just over $4,000 for the official portion of the trip. Raimondo was accompanied by a senior policy aide and state police trooper.

They are scheduled to head back to Rhode Island on Friday afternoon.

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