Who can bring together former state Treasurer Timothy P. Cahill, Boston public relations staple George K. Regan, and Boston Marathon bombing rescuer Carlos Arredondo?
The answer, apparently, is US Senator Edward J. Markey.
Cahill and Arredondo are listed as VIPs expected to turn out for a fund-raiser for Markey scheduled for Friday night at Regan’s home in Marina Bay, Quincy. Other attendees include Quincy Mayor Tom Koch and Norfolk Sheriff Michael Bellotti.
Markey, a Malden Democrat who served 37 years in the US House before he was elected to the Senate last year, is running for a full-six-year term this fall. Hopkinton selectman Brian Herr, a Republican, has launched a run for the seat, as well.
Regan contended that Markey, whom he called a longtime friend, is not taking the election for granted, despite his opponent’s low profile.
“In this day and age, with what’s happening in the Congress, he’d be a fool to not think he’s got a race, and he’s not a fool,” Regan said. “But is he pushing the panic button? Absolutely not.”
Regan said he was not sure how much the event will raise, but said he expects about 100 guests. On Saturday, Markey is slated to address graduates of Suffolk Law School.