US Senate. http://ripr.org en Smiley: RI GOP Intends to Field a Candidate Against Reed Next Year http://ripr.org/post/smiley-ri-gop-intends-field-candidate-against-reed-next-year <p></p><p>State GOP chairman Mark Smiley says his party "absolutely" intends to run a candidate against US senator <a href="http://www.ripr.org/post/jack-reed-cruises-2014-enviable-shape">Jack Reed</a> next year.</p><p>A few politically active Republicans privately say they consider a challenge against Reed -- or the other Democrats in Rhode Island's congressional delegation -- an utter waste of time. Resources would be better used, they say, in trying to build the 11-member GOP presence in the 113-member General Assembly.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:54:03 +0000 Ian Donnis 14383 at http://ripr.org Smiley: RI GOP Intends to Field a Candidate Against Reed Next Year