Michael G. Riley

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Michael G. Riley
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Rhode Island, District 2
Bachelor'sUniversity of Connecticut School Of Business, 1978
ProfessionHedge fund manager
Campaign website
Michael G. Riley 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.[1]



Campaign themes

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."[2]



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.[3]

U.S. House, Rhode Island District 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJames R. Langevin Incumbent 55.7% 124,067
     Republican Michael G. Riley 35.1% 78,189
     Independent Abel G. Collins 9.1% 20,212
     Write-In N/A 0.1% 192
Total Votes 222,660
Source: Rhode Island Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Rhode Island's 2nd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Riley Incumbent 65.6% 5,283
Michael Gardiner 10.2% 825
Kara Russo 18.5% 1,488
Donald Robbio 5.6% 454
Total Votes 8,050

Campaign donors


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.[4]

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