PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Cranston’s mayor says he’s taking a ‘‘serious look’’ at getting into next year’s race for governor in Rhode Island.
Republican Allan Fung told WPRI-TV (http://bit.ly/XfDXVt ) on Thursday he is seriously considering the race. He says he’s been focusing on building Cranston’s business base and working on economic development initiatives and that’s what a governor should be doing statewide.
Fung says ‘‘people are hurting, not only in Cranston but throughout the state.’’
Gov. Lincoln Chafee is in his first term as an independent.
Other potential contenders for governor are Providence Mayor Angel Taveras (tuh-VEHR'-us) and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo. They are both Democrats.
Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com