Michael J. Donahue

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Michael J. Donahue
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U.S. House, Rhode Island, District 1
Ph.D.University of Rhode Island
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Michael J. Donahue was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Rhode Island.[1]


Michael Donahue's political philosophy included the idea that money is the root of all current issues, that "current shortfalls in local governments are a direct consequence of the failed policies of relying on the turbulent markets toward providing long term payouts."[2]



U.S. House

See also: Rhode Island's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Donahue ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Rhode Island's 1st District. Donahue sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was June 27, 2012. Donahue was up against Brendan Doherty in the September 11, 2012, Republican primary to unseat incumbent Rep. David N. Cicilline, Doherty won the election.

Rhode Island House

See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Donahue also ran in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 68. Donahue was unopposed in the September 11 Republican primary and was defeated by Kenneth A. Marshall (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 68, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth A. Marshall 63.2% 4,101
     Republican Michael J. Donahue 36.6% 2,376
     Other Write-in 0.2% 11
Total Votes 6,488

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