jim langevin

On Politics
5:00 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Independent candidate Abel Collins rejects possible spoiler roll in CD2

Abel Collins, the independent candidate vying with Democrat Jim Langevin and Republican Michael Riley in the second congressional district, says it’s unlikely he could tip the race tow

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On Politics
4:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Collins to protest exclusion from Fox Providence debate

Abel Collins, the independent candidate in CD2, plans to deliver a petition with more than 1100 signatures protesting his exclusion this evening from a televised debate on Fox Providence. (UPDATE: I should have noted in my initial post that the debate was set to be taped this morning,)

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On Politics
4:00 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Riley says he won’t run for Congress again if he loses in November

Michael Riley, the Republican challenging Congressman Jim Langevin in CD2, says he’ll be a one-and-done congressional candidate if he doesn’t win in November.

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:

“No, absolutely not. The reason I’m running now is because of the fragile nature of the [US] economy.”

On Politics
3:39 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Langevin campaign calls Riley “negative”; releases statement

Congressman Jim Langevin’s campaign manager, Seth Klaiman, has released a statement in response to an ad blitz criticizing Langevin’s record by GOP opponent Michael Riley. The response takes a page from David Cicilline’s campaign, linking Riley with congressional Republicans.

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On Politics
12:48 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Riley launches sharp broadcast attack against Langevin

Michael Riley, the GOP candidate in the Second Congressional District, isn’t wasting time in going after Democrat Jim Langevin. Riley’s campaign says it has launched a six-figure buy on TV and radio, including the TV commercial above.

Here’s some of the commentary from Riley’s news release:

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On Politics
3:39 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Langevin will run “as long as the people want me to serve”

 Congressman Jim Langevin won his office 12 years ago, emerging from a four-way Democratic primary that included some young guy named Angel Taveras.

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On Politics
5:14 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Langevin challenger Riley says future of US economy is in doubt

Republican Michael Riley, who’s challenging Democratic Congressman Jim Langevin, makes clear his dislike for tax increases. But he says he’s declined to sign Grover Norquist’s famous anti-tax hike pledge.

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On Politics
3:37 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Langevin among reps rapping Bachmann in Muslim Brotherhood controversy

Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann and some other GOP members of the House Intelligence Committee are facing criticism from their colleagues, including Jim Langevin, for asserting the Muslim Brotherhood may be making inroads into the US government.

The Huffington Post cover the issue today:

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On Politics
4:00 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Environmental activist plans independent run against Langevin

Enviromental activist Abel Collins says he’s planning to run as an indepenedent against Congressman Jim Langevin.

In an advisory for his campaign — due to be unveiled at 3 pm Wednesday (Statehouse steps, facing downtown) — Abel says he’s motivated by frustration over ”the inability of the Republican and Democratic parties to govern for the benefit of the people.”

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