Former GOP Candidate Loughlin says he may run again

By: Dee DeQuattro

Twitter: @deedequattro


Former Republican candidate for office John Loughlin says he is considering running again in 2014.

Loughlin ran in 2010 and lost to Cicilline by 6% of the vote. Loughlin originally challenged Former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy but when Kennedy decided to not seek re-election Loughlin faced off against Cicilline after a divisive Democratic Primary.

In 2012, Loughlin who had just returned from a year in Iraq serving with the U.S. army as a public affairs officer decided to not run again clearing the way for Republican Brendan Doherty to challenge Cicilline. Doherty lost the election by 13% of the vote.

Loughlin had initially retired from the Army Reserves in 2004 has a Lt. Colonel in 2004.

Loughlin had been rumored to be a potential candidate for a few week but he made his first public statement about his intentions this morning on WPRO Radio.

Last week Cormick Lynch, a 29-year-old Marine from Newport, told ABC6 he plans to challenge Cicilline this year.

(C) WLNE-TV 2014