Steven M Costantino, chairman of the powerful House Finance Committee -- and someone who will remain in the spotlight amid RI's ongoing budget woes -- has for some time been a potential Providence mayoral candidate for 2010.
Costantino joined Tim White, Arlene Violet and myself this morning for a taping of WPRI/WNAC-TV's Newsmakers, so I put this question to him. I asked, are you looking at running for mayor in 2010, and will you consider this if David Cicilline (as now seems likely) runs for reelection?
Costantino responded by saying he's keeping all his option open, but that his short-term focus will be in trying to do a good job with House Finance.
I'll have more later on his appearance.