Is Elizabeth Dennigan Implying that She Believes Patrick Kennedy is a Better Representative than James Langevin?
Today’s Political Scene column in the Projo reports on speculation that state representative Elizabeth Dennigan (D – East Providence/Pawtucket), is considering a run in the Democratic primary for Rhode Island’s second Congressional District…
Despite rampant speculation, state Rep. Elizabeth M. Dennigan is refusing to say if she will run for Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District seat occupied by fellow Democrat James R. Langevin.If Representative Dennigan is considering taking the unusual (though legal) step of running for a seat outside of her legal residence, a question worth putting to her is why she believes that Congressman Langevin is less qualified to represent the state of Rhode Island than is current First District Congressman Patrick Kennedy, whom she could also run against.
But she is interested.
That’s according to Langevin’s office, which confirmed that Dennigan requested a private meeting with the congressman late last month.
“All she told him was that she was thinking about running,” Langevin spokeswoman Joy Fox told Political Scene, declining to discuss the meeting in detail. “The congressman takes every challenge seriously. He looks forward to a good-spirited campaign.”