Cranston Mayor Allan Fung used his campaign announcement Tuesday to describe himself as the answer for Rhode Islanders who are unhappy with Democratic Governor Gina Raimondo and her job performance.
In a speech in front of more than 100 enthusiastic supporters at the Chapel View shopping complex, Fung signaled he plans to run an anti-Statehouse campaign while trying to unseat Raimondo after her first term in office. (He did not mention that he first has to emerge as the winning of a multi-candidate GOP primary.)
“Too many of us say, ‘well, that’s just the way things are done on Smith Hill,’ or ‘that’s Rhode Island for you,’ ” Fung said. “My friends, we are so much better than that. We see it in the news every single day: the complete incompetence, wasteful mismanagement and shady behavior from our governor and many others sitting in that marble dome in Providence.”
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