Proving that bipartisanship isn’t dead yet, members of the city’s Republican Party agreed this week to donate $600 to help the son of a former Democratic city councilor who needs a new liver.
“Some stuff has nothing to do with politics or party affiliation,” said T.J. Barnes, who heads the city’s GOP.
Matthew Ragaini, son of former Democratic City Councilor Tom Ragaini, was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a chronic disease that can kill the liver. The only long-term treatment is to get a new organ.
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The Democrats, too, have shown a generosity to the other side. In 2008, they donated $500 to help the family of Derek Jerome, a GOP state House candidate who died during the campaign.
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