Patrick Sweeney en Fung Hires Former Director of RI Republican Party <p>Cranston Mayor Allan Fung has hired an experienced campaign operative as a consultant.&nbsp; Fung is considered a likely Republican candidate for governor next year.</p><p></p><p>Patrick Sweeney is a former director of the Rhode Island Republican Party and he ran Barry Hinckley’s losing GOP challenge last year to US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse. Sweeney started work as a consultant for Fung April first.&nbsp; The veteran GOP staffer was guarded when asked if this signals a gubernatorial run for Fung.</p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 12:19:55 +0000 Ian Donnis 13710 at