The Green Papers: Rhode Island 2006 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 12 September 2006
General Election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2002-2010 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
2000 Census:1,049,662 (0.37% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):753,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):655,107
Capital:Providence
Tuesday 12 September 2006 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 9:00p EDT (0100 UTC). Polls open 7a to 9a by location.
Tuesday 7 November 2006 polling hours 7:00a EST (1200 UTC) to 9:00p EST (0200 UTC). Polls open 7a to 9a by location.
 

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Rhode Island State and Local Government


RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY

Tuesday 12 September 2006

The filing deadline for Rhode Island's 12 September Partisan Primary was 28 June 2006.

RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY Returns from an official source

RHODE ISLAND Primary results from a media source
(use pull down menu marked "Choose..." to find races of interest)

RHODE ISLAND Primary results from another media source

All races involving an Incumbent are in boldface and also marked with an asterisk (*)

Contested STATEWIDE races:

  • United States Senate (Class 1):
    • Democrats have nominated Sheldon Whitehouse
    • Republicans have renominated Lincoln Chafee*
  • Lieutenant Governor:
    • Democrats have nominated Elizabeth Roberts
    • Republicans have nominated Reggie Centracchio
  • Secretary of State:
    • Democrats have nominated Ralph Mollis

Contested U.S. HOUSE races:

  • CD 1:
    • Republicans have nominated Jon Scott
  • CD 2:
    • Democrats have renominated James Langevin*
 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 109th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for election
Republican Senator Lincoln D. Chafee
Appointed by Governor Lincoln C. Almond (Republican) on 2 November 1999, to fill vacancy caused by the death of Senator John H. Chafee (Republican): 24 October 1999; elected to first full term 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Toss-up - Leans slightly Democratic. Republican Senator Lincoln D. Chafee vs. Democratic Sheldon Whitehouse, II
  Elected Democratic 205,274 53.48% Sheldon Whitehouse, II
former Attorney General

FEC: $6,579,757
  Candidate Republican 178,548 46.52% Senator Lincoln D. Chafee
FEC: $4,782,343
Total 383,822 100.00%  

Class 2 Democratic Senator John F. "Jack" Reed
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for election Republican Governor Donald L. Carcieri
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Chair up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Leans Republican - WATCH - Republican Governor Donald L. Carcieri vs. Democratic Lieutenant Governor Charles J. "Charlie" Fogarty
  Elected Republican 197,013 51.02% Governor Donald L. Carcieri
  Candidate Democratic 189,099 48.98% Lieutenant Governor Charles J. "Charlie" Fogarty
Total 386,112 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor Charles J. "Charlie" Fogarty
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - At term limit
 Polls: Democratic Elizabeth H. Roberts
  Elected Democratic 202,262 53.06% Elizabeth H. Roberts
  Candidate Republican 127,806 33.53% Reginald A. "Reggie" Centracchio
  Candidate Independent 51,135 13.41% Robert J. Healey, Jr.
Cool Moose Party
Total 381,203 100.00%  

109th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 109th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy
  Elected Democratic 124,258 69.18% Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy
FEC: $1,963,055
  Candidate Republican 41,753 23.25% Jonathan P. "Jon" Scott
Party endorsed candidate

FEC: $9,730
  Candidate Independent 13,602 7.57% Kenneth A. Capalbo
FEC finanical report not available
Total 179,613 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman James R. Langevin
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
 Polls: Democratic Congressman James R. Langevin
  Elected Democratic 139,843 72.68% Congressman James R. Langevin
FEC: $839,351
  Candidate Independent 52,574 27.32% Rodney D. "Rod" Driver
FEC: $192,019
Total 192,417 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Secretary of State Matthew A. "Matt" Brown
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Seat - Candidate for Class 1 Senate Seat in 2006 but withdrew 26 April 2006. In his withdrawal statement, Mr. Brown implied that he will not run for re-election: "In my final year as Rhode Island's Secretary of State...."
  Elected Democratic 199,643 53.54% A. Ralph Mollis
North Providence Mayor
  Candidate Republican 173,235 46.46% Sue A. Stenhouse
Total 372,878 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election Democratic Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch
• Re-elected Tuesday 7 November 2006
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Renominated - 12 September 2006 Primary
  Elected Democratic 225,347 59.49% Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch
  Candidate Republican 153,463 40.51% J. William W. "Bill" Harsch
Total 378,810 100.00%  

General Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2002, 2006

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic General Treasurer Paul Tavares
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Open Chair - At Term Limit
  Elected Democratic 271,474 73.34% Frank T. Caprio
  Candidate Republican 98,673 26.66% Andrew M. Lyon, III
Total 370,147 100.00%  

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 7 incumbents, 8 candidates
  Republican: 2 incumbents, 7 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that this candidate is actually on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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