The Fung for Governor Campaign today announced that members of the Newport and Warwick Republican City Committees voted last week to endorse Allan Fung for Governor.
Newport and Warwick have become the thirteenth and fourteenth of Rhode Island’s Republican city and town committees to endorse Fung, joining Burrillville, Cranston, East Greenwich, Exeter, Foster, Middletown, Narragansett, North Providence, Pawtucket, Scituate, Westerly, and Woonsocket.
Additionally, the Rhode Island Young Republicans and the Rhode Island Republican Party’s National Committeeman, Steven Frias and National Committeewoman, Carol Mumford both have endorsed Fung.
“In just his first two terms, Mayor Fung turned around the City of Cranston, which had been in financial crisis. He cut spending and created more than 1,000 new private sector jobs. He completed real pension reform saving the taxpayers of Cranston six million dollars this year alone and balanced the budgets without tax increases for three straight years," said Richard Ford, vice chair of the Newport Republican City Committee. "We need urgency. We need results. And we need a leader with a proven track record to turn this state around. Clearly, we need Allan Fung’s leadership as Governor of Rhode Island."
Ford added that the committee had concerns about Block's votes for President Obama in two general elections.
“Mr. Block has a very troubling record; he voted for President Obama twice and is on the record supporting Obamacare. Block also justified his support for the President by advocating for a more liberal Supreme Court. These actions are totally contrary to Republican values and ideals shared by almost every member of our party," he said.
Fung said he was "very grateful" to get to sit and talk with members of both committees and that they share his vision for Rhode Island.
“I am proud of our accomplishments in the City of Cranston and I will have the same commitment to cutting the cost of government, balancing budgets and creating jobs for the State of Rhode Island," he said.