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Republican Allan Fung Increases Lead in Rhode Island Congressional Race

Republican Allan Fung Increases Lead in Rhode Island Congressional Race

“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%”

We recently noted how amazing it is that Republican Allan Fung is leading a Congressional race in blue Rhode Island. Now there’s new polling available, and Fung has actually increased his lead.

This is exciting news. Could it actually happen?

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.

Even FOX News has taken notice of the story:

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…

The latest sign Fung may be successful in flipping the seat – a Suffolk University poll for the Boston Globe released on Tuesday indicated the GOP nominee with an eight-point lead over Democratic State Treasurer Seth Magaziner, in the race to succeed retiring Democratic Rep. Jim Langevin, who’s held the seat for over two decades.

Let’s just hope that Rhode Island has dealt with its counting problem. You may not have heard, but the census overcounted people in the state by over 50,000 people.

WPRI News reported in May:

RI overcounted population in 2020 census, federal study finds

It turns out the surprisingly high census count that allowed Rhode Island to keep two U.S. House seats may not have been accurate.

A study released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau identified Rhode Island as one of eight states that were overcounted in the 2020 census, which will be used for the next decade to allocate congressional seats and federal money.

Rhode Island was overcounted by 5.05% or roughly 55,000 residents, according to the Census Bureau, ranking after Hawaii and Delaware for the third-highest overcount in the nation. Massachusetts was also overcounted, by 2.24%.

Finally, here’s an interesting endorsement. The actor James Woods grew up in Rhode Island and apparently is a Fung fan. How do you like that?

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Comments

E Howard Hunt | October 12, 2022 at 9:21 am

I will support him if he pledges to always use a driver. He cannot help his instilled poor driving skills, but one death is enough.

The Gentle Grizzly | October 12, 2022 at 9:27 am

Call me racist or xenophobe all you want but, here goes: is he to be trusted? Or, is he a CCP mole or plant?

Let the downticks begin; I don’t care.

    E Howard Hunt in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | October 12, 2022 at 9:36 am

    You are both a racist and a xenophobe. I have a different slant on this. The workings of the oriental mind are inscrutable to our occidental thought patterns. Yes, you are barking up the Wong twee. Let’s just sit back and see how the fortune cookie crumbles. In the meantime State secrets held in Cranston must be safeguarded by a Great Wall.

    Yes, you are a racist. Thankfully you in a minority of commentators who regularly post to LI.

    Morning Sunshine in reply to The Gentle Grizzly. | October 12, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    it is a valid question. There are Chinese Americans whose families have been here for over 150 years. They are American. Their ancestors built this country as much as any englishman or german or irishman or freed slave.
    Then there are new immigrant Chinese who may or may not be CCP plants; there is a massage therapist in the town by my mom’s house. Super good masseuse. But she worked for the CCP before she became an internet bride to an American man; I cannot help but think she is a mole.
    How do you know which is which? Round up everyone with a Chinese surname and put them in camps for a few years? What about those with Russian names? Or Islamic names? How do we keep our country safe from foreign governments who hate us? What about those with Hispanic last names?- are they all illegal immigrants?

    Asking the question does not make you racist. It means you want to have a discussion.

    RI is so far gone, it could hardly matter.

    Bro….seriously?

    Yes, that is horribly racist. Questioning an American’s loyalty just because his parents came here from another country is completely un-American. He is just as American as you are, and you would surely not agree that we should wonder about your loyalty.

    Further, since neither he nor his parents, grandparents, or any of his ancestors ever lived under the CCP’s rule, there is no more reason to suspect him of affinity to the CCP, or loyalty to it, than there is to suspect any other American. Why are you not worried that Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis are CCP plants? There is no less reason to wonder that about them than him.

    This is like someone during WW2 worrying that an American with a German surname such as Eisenhower might be a Nazi plant.

      Kepha H in reply to Milhouse. | October 15, 2022 at 12:11 pm

      When I worked in Guangzhou, I talked with a lady from the Chinese Foreign Ministry. She said my surname didn’t sound “American”. When I explained that I had a German grandfater, she said she thought Hitler was a great man. When I explained the German kin were Jewish, she wondered what that had to do with anything. I then explained about the Holocaust. She then said, “But isn’t losing a few relatives when the nation gets unified a small sacrifice?” I then explained that if German-Americans had any WOrld War II ethnic hero, it was probably General Eisenhower. She looked puzzled. I then explained that “Eisenhauer” is German for “Iron cutter” and that perhaps one in three Amrican soldiers serving in the EUropean theater in WWII was of German descent, including Ike himself. The lady looked absolutely horrified. I had tried to explain the “nation of immigrants”, and ended up presenting the lot of us, including myself, as “race traitors.” It took a lot of self-control to refrain from telling the lady, “You know, if you guys aren’t careful, you’ll find yourselves under a US military occupation headed by a general surnamed Li or Huang.”

    Bro….seriously? I’ve got Guinie relatives in Warwick. Are they spies for Portugal?

    You are trolling us and seeing more responses to you/for whatever reason you are enjoying being insulted yes? Is it fun enough to be worth making us all look racist?

    Why does Legal Insurrection, with a national audience including Tucker Carlson, continue to allow Grizzly to publish multiple comments every day on this forum when he is clearly a racist?

Just a gentle reminder of the 2020 election: the vote counting software was programmed to follow the census demographics to hide the cheating. Those extra 55,000 “people” will be put to work on election days.

    Milhouse in reply to George S. | October 12, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    the vote counting software was programmed to follow the census demographics to hide the cheating.

    Garbage. There is not a shred of evidence that any vote counting software, in any state, has ever been manipulated like that.

Rhode Island was overcounted by 5.05% or roughly 55,000 residents, according to the Census Bureau, ranking after Hawaii and Delaware for the third-highest overcount in the nation. Massachusetts was also overcounted, by 2.24%.

All four are blue states.

Add another data point on the ‘weird how such errors always favor the Dems in some way’ pile.

I suppose that according to our armies of leftwing ‘political scientists’ (are there any other kind) it is in the nature of the universe that all census, polling, and voting errors that could favor Dems do favor Dems. And none favor non-RINO Republicans.

    Dimsdale in reply to JHogan. | October 12, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    And the voting fraud certainly always goes their way.

    For some reason….

    Milhouse in reply to JHogan. | October 12, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    Yes, those four are blue states, as are Minnesota and New York, but how do you explain Ohio and Utah, which were also overcounted, according to this estimate? And what about Illinois, which this estimate says was undercounted (as were Texas, Florida, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi)?

    Also bear in mind that this is only an estimate. It may be that the census numbers are more reliable than this.

To paraphrase Stalin, it’s not those who vote, but those who count the votes who matter.
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Let’s hear it for the good folks of Craassaaaaanston!

This post is being censored, so I will try to post it again.

Why is Legal Insurrection continuing to post comments from The Gentle Grizzly, when he has clearly admitted that he is a racist? This blog has a national audience, including Tucker Carlson. Can’t we do better than this?

    Milhouse in reply to JR. | October 13, 2022 at 10:54 am

    How about because his contributions are valuable and improve the forum, unlike those of many regulars who contribute nothing and only degrade it. If I were to compile a list of commenters I would want banned, Grizzly wouldn’t even be at the bottom of it. The forum would be a worse place without him.

    Danny in reply to JR. | October 13, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    I would bet money you have trolled forums to; Grizzly was just having a bit of fun at our expense.

    He is in general intelligent, but even a smart person needs to wind down once in awhile.