WOONSOCKET â Flanked by supporters, State Rep. Jon D. Brien (D-Dist. 50, Woonsocket) announced Thursday that heâs launched a write-in campaign for re-election after losing the Democratic primary to firefighter Stephen M. Casey by 52 votes.
Perhaps the most conservative Democrat in the House, Brien said he lost because some voters wound up at the wrong polling places and also because he was targeted by pro-labor interests who supported Casey.
âThis is our chance to get it right,â Brien said.
WOONSOCKET â The annual St. Judeâs Breakfast for the benefit of St. Judeâs Childrenâs Hospital will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at Club Par-X, 36 Stanley St. Joe Hyder, general chairman, urges everyone to wear red, white and blue this year in tribute to the annual âSalute to Americaâ theme, chosen to mark the presidential campaign year.