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Republican Fung Announces Run for RI Governor

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    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.

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