Republican Fung announces run for Rhode Island governor
Oct. 24, 2017
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Republican Allan Fung is running for governor of Rhode Island.
The Cranston mayor officially announced his candidacy Tuesday evening. A video was posted earlier launching his campaign.
Fung ran for governor unsuccessfully in 2014, losing to now-Gov. Gina Raimondo, a Democrat, in a three-way race.
In his speech, he listed what he considers Raimondo's failings, including the state's troubled benefits system and a 2016 tourism campaign that brought international embarrassment over its "Cooler and Warmer" slogan and a promotional video that featured a scene from Iceland.
Fung says he will cut taxes and cut through the "red tape for businesses."
He was first elected mayor of Cranston in 2008. He previously served as a city councilman.
House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan, a Republican, launched her own campaign for governor Monday.