david-cicilline-0907-lgDavid Cicilline, the openly gay mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, has reported raising more than $700,000 since declaring his candidacy for the House seat being vacated by Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.).  ”We exceeded all of our expectations, and the energy behind this campaign is incredible,” Cicilline said in a letter to supporters.

Cicilline’s main competitor for the Democratic nomination, state Democratic Party Chairman Bill Lynch, reported raising $130,000 during the same period.  Lynch also kicked in another  $100,000 of his own money.

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