The analogy hit Anthony Figliola right away when 38 Studios, Curt Schilling’s beleaguered video-game company in Providence, filed for bankruptcy.

“This can become Rhode Island’s Solyndra,” said Figliola, vice president of Uniondale, N.Y., lobbying group Empire Government Strategies. The federal government in 2009 provided a $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra Corp., only for the solar company to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy two years later. Solyndra has become a talking point in the presidential campaign.

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