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,)
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.”