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Republican Fung Announces Run for RI Governor



    Republican Fung Announces Run for RI Governor

    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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