RED WAVE: A Republican Is Leading A Congressional Race In Blue Rhode Island

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By Mike LaChance
Published October 13, 2022 at 2:11 am 148 Comments

Rhode Island is a very blue state, but they just might elect a Republican to Congress in November.

Allan Fung, who served as the mayor of Cranston, Rhode Island is leading in the polls and his numbers keep getting better.

If he wins, it will be an amazing upset.

WPRI News reports:

New poll gives Fung wider edge in RI race for Congress

A new poll has found Republican Allan Fung with a lead outside the margin of error for the first time in the race for Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District, buoying GOP hopes of picking up a blue-state seat next month.

The new Boston Globe/Suffolk University survey of 422 likely voters in the 2nd District finds Fung at 45% and Democrat Seth Magaziner at 37%, with 13% undecided and 5% backing independent William Gilbert, who will appear on the ballot as “Moderate.”

The 8-point lead for Fung in the new survey confirms the findings of last week’s 12 News/Roger Williams University poll, which showed Fung leading Magaziner by a similar margin of 6 points. The results have increased the alarm among Democrats that they could lose a seat they’ve held for years, due to the retirement of 11-term incumbent Jim Langevin.

FOX News has more:

Meet the Chinese-American Republican who may make history by flipping a deep blue seat this November

As he aims to do what no Republican has done in more than three decades, Allan Fung highlights his independence from GOP leadership.

“I’m a Republican yes, but most importantly I’m going to go down to Washington, D.C., to vote with the people of the state of Rhode Island and vote their values and be a voice for them,” Fung pledged in a Fox News interview as he campaigned at the annual Scituate Art Festival in the northwest corner of this southern New England state.

Fung is the former longtime mayor of Cranston – the state’s second-largest city – who made history as the first mayor of Chinese ancestry in Rhode Island. He was also the state’s 2014 and 2018 GOP gubernatorial nominee.

This is pretty big news.

That will be a race to watch on election night.

Cross posted from American Lookout.

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