John Loughlin's file:

Republican from Rhode Island

John Loughlin is state representative from Tiverton who ran an unsuccessful 2010 campaign for Congress in Rhode Island's 1st District. He owns a television, radio and film production company and served 26 years in the military, retiring as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve in 2006. He is married with two daughters.

Recent statements involving John Loughlin

"We have one of the most expensive General Assemblies, per capita, in the entire country."

Tells David Cicilline, "94 percent of the carbon emissions which you so want to get rid of are caused by nature."

"Social Security is a Ponzi scheme."

After Ronald Reagan cut taxes in 1981 the U.S. enjoyed "exponential growth."

Transporting drugs "is the price of admission" for people crossing the border illegally.

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