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Jennifer Lawless to Run Against Langevin for Congress (posted April 13, 2005)

Brown University Political Science Professor Jennifer Lawless has announced her intention to run for Congress in the Democratic primary against incumbent James Langevin. On April 12th, she distributed an email to colleagues saying "it is my research on women and politics that served as the catalyst for this decision." Lawless holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University and she joined the Brown faculty in Fall, 2003. She has written extensively on women and politics, and teaches a course on campaigns and elections.

On April 6, she ran a column in the Providence Journal criticizing Representatives Langevin and Patrick Kennedy for not challenging Senator Lincoln Chafee. In it, she complained that neither chose to run for Senate and criticized them for valuing job security over helping Democrats reclaim the Senate.