The five Providence Mayoral candidates released their campaign fundraising totals this week, and Democrat Brett Smiley leads the pack, with just over $250,000.00 in funds. City Council president Michael Solomon remains close behind, followed by Lorne Adrain, and Jorge Elorza. The sole GOP candidate, Dr. Daniel Harrop remains in last place, having raised just over $50,000.
What does this mean? Who knows. Many consider Solomon, based on his City Hall experience and presence with the city to be the lead candidate, but, Smiley has also been a loud presence in the community during the race.
However, if Buddy Cianci throws his hat into the ring, and all indications are that he will, all bets are off.
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