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Michael G. Riley
|Michael G. Riley|
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|U.S. House, Rhode Island, District 2|
|Bachelor's||University of Connecticut School Of Business, 1978|
|Profession||Hedge fund manager|
was a 2012 Republican
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
, representing the 2nd Congressional District
of Rhode Island
Riley moved to Rhode Island about ten years ago after experiencing the attacks of September 11, 2001, from inside the World Trade Center. Riley has previously run for Narragansett Town Council, and the Rhode Island State Senate, though he lost both elections.
According to Michael Riley's website, his 2012 campaign themes included:
- The Economy; "Removing uncertainty over taxes and reducing government spending levels are fundamental to a sound economy."
- Education; "...we should reward the teachers who go above and beyond, no matter how long they have been teaching at their school. We must all insist on excellence; our children deserve nothing less."
- Immigration; "Congress can no longer avoid passage of a comprehensive immigration bill which must include taking concrete steps to make our borders more secure which will build a better future for our citizens and legal immigrants."
- See also: Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012
Riley ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Rhode Island's 2nd District. Riley lost to incumbent Jim Langevin (D) on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Michael Riley Incumbent
| Michael Gardiner
| Kara Russo
| Donald Robbio
Riley was defeated by Jim Langevin in 2012. During that election cycle, Riley's campaign committee raised a total of $998,664 and spent $999,061.
|U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional District, 2012 - Michael G. Riley Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner
|Total Spent by Election Winner
|Top contributors to Michael G. Riley's campaign committee|
|Greenhill & Co||$2,500
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$55,050|
|Public Sector Unions||$47,700|