The Green Papers: Rhode Island 2010 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 14 September 2010
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
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)
Capital:Providence
Tuesday 14 September 2010 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 9:00p EDT (0100 UTC). Polls open 7a to 9a by location.
Tuesday 2 November 2010 polling hours 7:00a EDT (1100 UTC) to 9:00p EDT (0100 UTC). Polls open 7a to 9a by location.
 

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Rhode Island State and Local Government


30 December 2009: The Republican Party may opt for a closed primary in 2010. State law currently specifies a modified open (party members and independents can participate) primary.


The 14 September 2010 primary is for the Democratic and Republican Parties.

14 September 2010 primary returns from an official source.
2 November 2010 General Election returns from an official source.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 111th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, II
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 2 Democratic Senator John F. "Jack" Reed
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

Chair up for election
Open
Republican Governor Donald L. Carcieri
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
  Elected Independent 123,571 36.10% former Senator Lincoln Davenport "Linc" Chafee
Mr. Chafee was previously affiliated with the Republican Party.
  Candidate Republican 114,911 33.57% John F. Robitaille
  Candidate Democratic 78,896 23.05% General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio
  Candidate Moderate 22,146 6.47% Kenneth J. "Ken" Block
  Candidate Independent 1,091 0.32% Joseph M. "Joe" Lusi
  Candidate Independent 882 0.26% Todd Giroux
  Candidate Independent 793 0.23% Ronald Algieri
Total 342,290 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election Democratic Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 14 September 2010 Primary
1 July 2009: Announced she would run for re-election. She had previously formed a gubernatorial exploration team.
  Elected Democratic 175,640 54.55% Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts
  Candidate Independent; (Libertarian) 126,063 39.15% Robert J. "Bob" Healey, Jr.
Cool Moose Party.
19 October 2010: Endorsed by the Libertarian Party.
  Candidate Independent 20,295 6.30% Robert P. Venturini
Hour with Bob
Total 321,998 100.00%  

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit. 111th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (1 Open, 1 Renominated)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - 11 February 2010: Media reports state Congressman Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 81,269 50.61% Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline
FEC H0RI01073; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,054,785; Dsb $2,015,845
  Candidate Republican 71,542 44.56% state Representative John J. Loughlin, II
FEC H0RI01065; 31 Dec 10; Tot $812,968; Dsb $813,013
  Candidate Independent 6,424 4.00% Kenneth A. "Ken" Capalbo
FEC H6RI01104
  Candidate Independent 1,334 0.83% Gregory Raposa
Vigilant Fox

FEC H0RI01040
Total 160,569 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman James R. Langevin
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 14 September 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 104,442 59.87% Congressman James R. Langevin
FEC H0RI02139; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,095,287; Dsb $1,113,743
  Candidate Republican 55,409 31.76% Mark S. Zaccaria
FEC H8RI02108; 31 Dec 10; Tot $185,535; Dsb $186,275
  Candidate Independent 14,584 8.36% John Olaf Matson, Sr.
FEC H6RI02227; 13 Oct 10; Tot $2,006; Dsb $1,762
Total 174,435 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election Democratic Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 14 September 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 166,140 50.59% Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis
  Candidate Republican 162,283 49.41% Catherine Terry Taylor
Total 328,423 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Attorney General is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat - Was running for Governor in 2010 (withdrew 15 July 2010)
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 141,969 43.07% state Representative Peter F. Kilmartin
  Candidate Republican 95,541 28.99% Erik B. Wallin
  Candidate Moderate 47,328 14.36% Christopher H. "Chris" Little
  Candidate Independent 31,721 9.62% Keven A. McKenna
  Candidate Independent 13,045 3.96% Robert "Rob" Rainville
Total 329,604 100.00%  

General Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Chair - Candidate for Governor in 2010
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 201,625 62.14% Gina M. Raimondo
  Candidate Republican 122,860 37.86% Kernan F. "Kerry" King
Total 324,485 100.00%  
 

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): 8 incumbents, 7 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 6 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Moderate: 2 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 11 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 a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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