Friday, October 5, 2012
One local resident believes Independent Abel Collins should be allowed into TV debates with Rep. Langevin and Republican Mike Riley.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Concerned citizens should be roused to action in light of the controversy surrounding Congressional debates in Rhode Island’s Second District, specifically with regard to refusals by both Democratic incumbent Jim Langevin and Republican candidate Mike Riley to participate in any form of public debate with Independent candidate Abel Collins. This began with Langevin’s and Riley’s withdrawing from a WJAR roundtable discussion upon word of Abel Collin’s inclusion, and this has been followed by a scheduled WPRI debate between the two to the exclusion of Mr. Collins. It is shameful to think that our own Congressman Langevin, or challenger Mr. Riley, would refuse to engage with a candidate whose voice likewise represents the views of a …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Abel Collins said when polling numbers come in for the Second Congressional District, the numbers will show his campaign is extremely viable.
Abel Collins, an Independent candidate for Rhode Island’s Second Congressional District, has never run a political campaign and is facing off against a 12-year- incumbent Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives and a Republican-party backed former Wall Street executive. Put the 33-year-old South Kingstown native in front of a microphone, however, and you won’t hear much doubt come through the speakers. At a press conference in his Cranston campaign headquarters last week, Collins boldly asserted that his campaign will be a force to reckon with come November and that he looks forward to debating his opponents — Democrat James Langevin and Republican Mike Riley — and “looks forward to winning the upcoming debates.” Collins said he …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Collins, an independent, is a lifelong Rhode Islander who has been gaining prominence in the state over the past few years as an organizer, environmental activist and voice for the disaffected.
Pledging to bring government back to the people, Abel Collins, a 33-year-old child of Matunuck, environmental activist, poet and political newcomer announced he is challenging Congressman James Langevin for Rhode Island’s second congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. “This campaign is going to be about more than just making a point,” Collins said last week from the podium of the State House’s state room at a press conference where he announced his candidacy. “I am in this race to win.” Collins is a graduate of Brown University and a program director for the Sierra Club. He lives in Matunuck with his wife and four children. Collins, running as an independent, has four major platform issues that will be the focus …