By Will Collette
|Donna Walsh introduces the Senator|
The Democratic Committees of Charlestown, South Kingstown and Westerly turned out the troops. So did organized labor. There was a sizable troop of members of the Rhode Island Labor History Society as well.
|Chef Mauro works his magic|
Chef Mauro Cavezzale made four different types of crostini on the spot. There were platters of good cheese and cold cuts from the classic Italian market, Ritacco's, at 84 Oak Street in Westerly, plus tray after tray of great hot hor d'ouvres from the Hungry Haven next door.
It seemed like everyone was having such a good time, it was hard to end the event at 8 PM. Tom Ferrio and I had to resort to throwing people out the door when they just wouldn't leave.
|Rep. Larry Valencia and Deb Carney flank|
But in his brief remarks to the group, Senator Whitehouse made it clear why he is one of the country's best Senators - and why so many local folks turned out last night to support him. His rousing call for action to create jobs, preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare, and a new initiative to guard the health of our oceans, made it plain why we need to work for his re-election.