Raimondo inauguration raises $132,000 from 25 donations
By: The Associated Press
Twenty-five donors, including businesses and individuals, contributed more than $132,000 to Gov. Gina Raimondo’s inauguration.
Mark Weiner, a Democratic fundraiser who co-chaired Raimondo’s inaugural committee, said the group worked within a budget of $150,000 that includes in-kind donations.
He says all the events, including an open house at the State House and a skating session Saturday, are privately funded.
The committee capped business and individual donations at $15,000. Donors who contributed the $15,000 maximum were real estate developer the Carpionato Group; CVS; GTECH Corp.; and Laborers’ International Union of North America.
AT&T, Verizon and the Hassenfeld Foundation donated $10,000.
Political committees associated with legislative leaders gave $1,000 or less.
The donations paid for Tuesday’s inaugural festivities, which included a special WaterFire lighting and a party for Raimondo supporters at a restaurant
(C) WLNE-TV 2014