Top GOP recruit opens exploratory committee for Rhode Island governor Staff
Posted: Sep 10, 2013 3:59 PM
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung announced Tuesday that he will form an exploratory committee to run for Rhode Island governor in 2014, handing Republicans a top recruit for the open-seat race. “I will use the next couple of months to evaluate whether I can bring the same successes we have had in Cranston to Rhode Island,” Fung said in a statement. Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D) announced last week that he won’t seek a second term. Fung will likely face the winner of a Democratic primary between Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and state treasurer Gina Raimondo.