Sign for Republican gubernatorial hopeful hung from a noose

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A sign for a Republican gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island has been hung from a noose in front of a home.

Cranston Mayor Allan Fung said Tuesday that displaying his campaign sign in Glocester like that is disgusting and hateful.

WJAR-TV reports homeowner Ray Izzo says he’s upset Fung didn’t participate in the typical series of debates before the primary and believes he’s within his rights to keep the display.

Fung is challenging Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo in November. Joe Trillo, who chaired President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign in Rhode Island, is running as an independent.

The homeowner’s lawn displays signs for Trillo and for Robert Flanders, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate, right-side up.

Trillo and Flanders say they don’t condone the conduct.

If Fung wins in November, he’d become the state’s first Asian-American governor.

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