GOP candidates for Gov. make last pitch to voters

By John Krinjak


Twitter: @johnkrinjakABC6

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — The Republican candidates for Governor made the supermarket sweep Tuesday night, just hours before Rhode Islanders cast their vote in the primary.

"They like me. They like my message," said Rep. Patricia Morgan, the House Minority Leader.

"I’m feeling pretty good. I think people want a change," said former Alex and Ani CEO Giovanni Feroce.

"We’re excited. We’re going to get that vote out," said Cranston Mayor Allan Fung.

Fung touted his experience as Cranston’s mayor.

"They’ve seen the record of results that I’ve had," said Fung." They know about what I’m going to be doing to take our state back for them."

But Patricia Morgan says with eight years as a state rep, two as Minority Leader, she’ll hit the ground running as Governor.

"I know where the bodies are. I know whereto find the waste, the fraud, the abuse. And I’ll go after it," said Morgan.

But Feroce says his time away from politics is an asset.

"I was a state senator, but that was in the early 90s. So to be away from things for 24, 25 years has given me a great advantage, because I’ve been in the private sector, I’ve been in the military, and I’ve lived a real life/"

The candidates were also on the attack–Morgan criticizing Fung for sitting out all but one debate.

"I think he’s out of ideas, and he doesn’t want to answer about his record," said Morgan. "He’s had quite a few scandals in Cranston City Hall."

Fung slammed Morgan for not agreeing to endorse whoever the Republican nominee is.

"Truly disappointing for someone who’s calling themselves a Republican," said Fung.

For his part Feroce says Fung is unelectable in November, while questioning what Morgan has actually accomplished.

"One of my opponents has been in the State House for eight years, so where’s the change?" said Feroce.

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