Cranston Mayor Allan Fung has hired an experienced campaign operative as a consultant. Fung is considered a likely Republican candidate for governor next year.
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. The veteran GOP staffer was guarded when asked if this signals a gubernatorial run for Fung.