The Green Papers: Rhode Island 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,055,247 (0.34% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Providence
 

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Rhode Island State and Local Government

Rhode Island 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, II
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, II
FEC S6RI00221

Class 2 Democratic Senator John F. "Jack" Reed
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator John F. "Jack" Reed
FEC S6RI00163

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Gina Marie Raimondo
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Daniel J. "Dan" McKee
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman David N. Cicilline
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman David N. Cicilline
FEC H0RI01073; 30 Sep 15; Tot $536,880; Dsb $193,805
  Candidate Republican     H. Russell Taub
FEC H4RI01133; 30 Sep 15; Tot $31,909; Dsb $28,914

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Democratic Congressman James R. "Jim" Langevin
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman James R. "Jim" Langevin
FEC H0RI02139; 30 Sep 15; Tot $417,967; Dsb $217,751

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms

  Democratic Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Attorney General is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat

General Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

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): 9 incumbents, 4 candidates
  Republican: 1 candidate
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
 
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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"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.


Links Links to other web sites

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  http://www.sec.state.ri.us/rihist/riconst.htm
Election Authority
  Office of the Secretary of State
  Rhode Island Board of Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  The State of Rhode Island General Assembly
Democratic
  Democratic Party of Rhode Island
Republican
  Rhode Island Republicans
Third Party
  Constitution Party of Rhode Island
  Green Party of Rhode Island
  Green Party of Rhode Island
  Justice Party of Rhode Island
  Libertarian Party of Rhode Island
  Rhode Island Right to Life
Media & others
  Anchor Rising
  Bristol Phoenix
  College Hill Independent - Brown / RISD - Providence
  DMOZ - Rhode Island
  East Bay Newspapers
  East Bay Newspapers
  Inside Politics - Darrell West, Brown University, Providence
  Politics1.com - Rhode Island
  Providence Business News
  Providence Daily Dose
  Rhode Island Public Radio - NPR - Providence
  Rhode Island's Future
  RICentral - Wakefield
  South County Independent - Wakefield
  The Newport Daily News
  The Pawtucket Times
  The Providence Journal
  The Valley Breeze - Cumberland
  The Westerly Sun
  Warren Times Gazette
  Warwick Beacon
  WHJJ-920 AM (talk radio)-Providence
  WJAR TV - NBC - Providence
  WLNE TV - ABC - Providence
  Woonsocket Call
  WPRI TV - FOX - East Providence
  WPRO AM - Citadel - East Providence

 


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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
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History
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