In the final weekend before the primary election, most political campaigns are running their final round of ads as part of one last push to secure voter support. But the Fung campaign has decided to cancel their final days of advertising, a move which Block’s campaign manager sees as a sign that the Allan Fung is running out of money and running out steam.
“As we head to the finish line of this primary election, it’s clear the Allan Fung decision to cancel his remaining television time is the last gasp of a failed campaign,” said Jeff Britt. “This is what happens when you center your campaign around your management skills only to see chronic mismanagement in the Cranston Police Department. This is what happens when you focus on who is the better Republican only to conveniently forget your own contributions to Democrats and votes in Democratic primaries.”
Yesterday afternoon, news began to circulate that Fung had pulled his TV ads, as everyone from media buyers to TV station officials were talking about the decision and what it meant. Initially, the Fung campaign denied they were taking down their TV ads, but by the time of last night’s final gubernatorial debate, Fung admitted when questioned by several reporters that he had cancelled all the remaining TV ads.
“The Republican party needs a standard bearer in November who is ready to stand up for Rhode Island and lay out a compelling vision for fixing what is wrong with our state, cleaning up state government and creating jobs,” said Block. “I am ready to continue the important work of this campaign and I once again ask Republican primary voters to give me their support on Tuesday so we can see this through to the finish in November.”