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Brien launches write-in campaign

September 20, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Flanked by supporters, State Rep. Jon D. Brien (D-Dist. 50, Woonsocket) announced Thursday that he’s 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.
“This is our chance to get it right,” Brien said.

Breakfast to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital

September 20, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The annual St. Jude’s Breakfast for the benefit of St. Jude’s Children’s 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 “Salute to America” theme, chosen to mark the presidential campaign year.

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