Cranston Mayor Allan Fung has hired three consultants for his Republican gubernatorial campaign:
Via news release:
"Rob Coupe, who has a wealth of experience in Rhode Island politics, will be focusing on political operations. Robert Coupe is a business attorney and political consultant with more than twenty years of experience managing and advising state and federal campaigns in Rhode Island. Having begun his career as a Washington, DC based policy advisor and spokesman for the late U.S. Senator John Chafee, he has filled similar roles for numerous public officials and political organizations in Rhode Island. Most recently serving as a strategic political consultant to the Doherty for Congress Campaign. A Johnston, Rhode Island native, Mr. Coupe now resides with his family in Cranston.
"Kyle Regan will be focusing on multimedia, field and volunteer operations. Kyle has an Associate’s Degree in Television and Radio Production and has been working in all aspects of media for almost a decade. After working on the first television season of Showtime’s “Brotherhood,” shot here in Providence, RI, media opportunities quickly popped up across the country for Kyle. After the 2008 election, Kyle started to get involved in local Rhode Island politics, producing videos for several candidates and activists. Last cycle, Kyle was the Director of Multimedia for the Hinckley for US Senate.
"Paula Smith will be focusing on fundraising operations. Paula has an extensive for-profit and non-profit background. Most recently, she worked for Junior Achievement of Rhode Island and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Paula brings her years of experience to our fundraising operation."
Fung and Ken Block are competing as Republicans to be Rhode Island's next governor.