Cranston Mayoral Update
According to a Matt Jerzyk post over at RI Future, apparently based on a statement coming from the Councilwoman herself, Paula McFarland is out as a potential Democratic candidate for Mayor of Cranston. Mr. Jerzyk speculates that this clears the way for state Representative Charlene Lima to seek the Democratic Mayoral endorsement.
The Projo‘s weekly Political Scene column still mentions Councilwoman McFarland as a possibility (I guess it really is a weekly column, pretty obviously filed sometime last Friday, before the RI Future post on Councilwoman McFarland appeared on Saturday) as well as Rep. Lima, Daniel Beardsley of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns, and former Cranston City Council Members Cindy Fogarty and Mario Carlino.
Strangely, Political Scene refers to declared Republican candidate Allan Fung only as someone who has “expressed interest” in running for Mayor, lumping Cranston’s only formally announced candidate in with the undecideds.