Michael Riley http://ripr.org en Narragansett Police say Michael Riley Touted his Run for Congress During Arrest http://ripr.org/post/narragansett-police-say-michael-riley-touted-his-run-congress-during-arrest <p>Michael Riley, the investment manager who ran<a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/with-the-ability-to-self-fund-riley-announces-challenge-to-langevin/"> a losing Republican campaign</a> last year against Congressman Jim Langevin, was arrested in Narragansett early Wednesday and charge with resisting arrest, operating under the influence of alcohol, and refusing to take a chemical test.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2013 18:19:46 +0000 Ian Donnis 13059 at http://ripr.org Langevin thinks Congress will avoid hurtling over the fiscal cliff http://ripr.org/post/langevin-thinks-congress-will-avoid-hurtling-over-fiscal-cliff <p>Congressman<a href="http://jimlangevin.com/"> Jim Langevin </a>doesn’t&nbsp;think Washinton’s prevailing hyper-partisanship&nbsp;will keep Congress from reaching a deal to avoid budget sequestration.</p><p>During a taping of RIPR’s Political Roundtable (set to air Friday at 5:40 and 7:40 am), Langevin predicts that President Obama will win re-election. He went on to say.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 06:10:11 +0000 Ian Donnis 8650 at http://ripr.org Langevin’s first TV ad takes populist stance against Riley http://ripr.org/post/langevin-s-first-tv-ad-takes-populist-stance-against-riley <p>Second District Democratic Congressman <a href="http://jimlangevin.com/release_details.php?id=96">Jim Langevin </a>is up with his first TV commercial against Republican challanger <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/riley-launches-sharp-broadcast-attack-against-langevin/">Michael Riley</a>. It uses Riley’s self-description as a Wall Street-type and links him with Mitt Romney.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:00:39 +0000 Ian Donnis 8708 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 14 things about Rhode Island politics + media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-14-things-about-rhode-island-politics-media <p>It’s time for the second rendition of my new Friday column. Thanks for reading, and as always, feel free to send me tips or thoughts at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 9076 at http://ripr.org Independent candidate Abel Collins rejects possible spoiler roll in CD2 http://ripr.org/post/independent-candidate-abel-collins-rejects-possible-spoiler-roll-cd2 <p><a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/abel-collins-10-11-12.jpg"><img alt="" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-7791" src="http://wrnipoliticsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/abel-collins-10-11-12.jpg?w=300&amp;h=225" title="Abel Collins 10-11-12" height="225" width="300"></a><a href="http://www.electabel2012.com/"> Abel Collins</a>, the independent candidate vying with Democrat<a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wrni/news.newsmain?action=article&amp;ARTICLE_ID=1945146"> Jim Langevin </a>and Republican <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wrni/news.new Thu, 11 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 9079 at http://ripr.org Five takeaways from the new Brown University poll http://ripr.org/post/five-takeaways-new-brown-university-poll <p><a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/taveras-tops-new-brown-u-poll-with-65-percent-approval-cicilline-with-slight-edge-over-doherty/">We offered highlights </a>this morning from the new Brown poll. Here’s some additional analysis:</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 9085 at http://ripr.org Collins to protest exclusion from Fox Providence debate http://ripr.org/post/collins-protest-exclusion-fox-providence-debate <p><a href="http://www.electabel2012.com/">Abel Collins</a>, the independent candidate in CD2, plans to deliver a petition with more than 1100 signatures protesting his exclusion <del>this evening</del> from <a href="http://blogs.wpri.com/2012/10/09/watch-langevin-and-riley-debate-tonight-at-7-on-wpri-12/">a televised debate </a>on Fox Providence. (UPDATE: I should have noted in my initial post that the debate was set to be taped this morning,)</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 9090 at http://ripr.org TGIF: 10 things to know about Rhode Island politics + media http://ripr.org/post/tgif-10-things-know-about-rhode-island-politics-media <p>Welcome to TGIF, my new Friday column. As always, feel free to send your tips and thoughts to idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 9097 at http://ripr.org Riley says he won’t run for Congress again if he loses in November http://ripr.org/post/riley-says-he-won-t-run-congress-again-if-he-loses-november <p><a href="http://www.mikerileyforcongress.com/">Michael Riley</a>, the Republican challenging Congressman <a href="http://jimlangevin.com/">Jim Langevin </a>in CD2, says he’ll be a&nbsp;one-and-done congressional candidate if he doesn’t win in November.</p><p>Speaking during a taping today of RIPR’s Political Roundtable, Riley was asked if he’ll run again if his bid to unseat Langevin comes up short. His response:</p><blockquote><p>“No, absolutely not. The reason I’m running now is because of the fragile nature of the [US] economy.”</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 08:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 9102 at http://ripr.org Langevin campaign calls Riley “negative”; releases statement http://ripr.org/post/langevin-campaign-calls-riley-negative-releases-statement <p>Congressman <a href="http://jimlangevin.com/">Jim Langevin’s </a>campaign manager, Seth Klaiman, has released a statement in response to an <a href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/riley-launches-sharp-broadcast-attack-against-langevin/">ad blitz criticizing Langevin’s record </a>by GOP opponent Michael Riley. The response takes a page from David Cicilline’s campaign, linking Riley with congressional Republicans.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:39:31 +0000 Ian Donnis 8581 at http://ripr.org