- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung says he never met with former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling or anyone from his videogame company to ask him to move to Cranston.

WJAR-TV reported on Wednesday on a 2010 email from a Schilling spokeswoman to a 38 Studios board member. In it, she said the mayor asked to meet with Schilling to talk about locating in Cranston, and would “discuss all available incentives.”

At the time, economic development officials were considering giving 38 Studios a $75 million state loan guarantee. The company ultimately located in Providence and went bankrupt, leaving taxpayers owing over $100 million.

Fung told WPRO-AM 38 Studios never considered moving to Cranston.

His spokesman did not immediately return a message asking whether Fung talked to anyone about 38 Studios’ relocation.



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