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RHODE ISLAND

rhode-islandPopulation: 1,056,298 (2015)

Filing deadline: June 29, 2016.

Primary: September 13, 2016.

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Rhode Island (D+11) is a fairly conservative state for being as dominated by the Democratic Party as it is. It is also the most Catholic state in the union, with over 60%. It is 80% White and 10% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 4. Rhode Island is a safe state for the Dems in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Democrats.

Sheldon Whitehouse. (Pic: Congress)

Sheldon Whitehouse. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 1: Sheldon White­house (D)
Committees: Budget, Environment, Health & Education, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: Sheldon White­house
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Lawyer, US Attorney and State AG Sheldon White­house (b.1955) was first elected to the Senate in 2006, when he defeated an incumbent Republican. He took 65% in 2012.

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Jack Reed. (Pic: Congress)

Jack Reed. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 2: Jack Reed (D)
Committees: Armed Forces (Ranking), Appropriations, Banking, Intelligence.

Democratic nominee: Jack Reed
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2020.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Veteran and lawyer Jack Reed (b.1949) served three terms in the House before he was elected to the Senate in 1996. He took 71% in 2014, and is often mentioned as a potential Secretary of State or Defense.

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Repre­sen­ta­tives: 2 Democrats.

David Cicilline. (Pic: Congress)

David Cicilline. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: David Cicilline (D)
Committees: Foreign Affairs, Judiciary.

Democratic nominee: David Cicilline
Republican nominee: Russ Taub

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sept 18, 2016:
The district (D+15) covers the eastern parts of the state, including most of Providence. It is 76% White and 12% Hispanic. Lawyer, State Representative and Providence Mayor David Cicilline (b.1961) was first elected in 2010 and took 59% in 2014. The GOP is running activist Russ Taub.

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Jim Langevin. (Pic: Congress)

Jim Langevin. (Pic: Congress)

District 2
Representative: Jim Langevin (D)
Committees: Armed Forces, Homeland Security.

Democratic nominee: Jim Langevin
Republican nomineeRhue Reis

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2018.

Status, Sept 18, 2016:
The district (D+8) covers the western parts of the state, including Warwick and parts of Providence. It is 84% White and 9% Hispanic. State Representative and SoS Jim Langevin (b.1964) was first elected in 2000 and took 62% in 2014 against home renovation contractor Rhue Reis, who is running again for the GOP.

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STATE LEVEL

Gina Raimondo. (Pic: State of RI)

Gina Raimondo. (Pic: State of RI)

Governor: Gina Raimondo (D)

Democratic nomineeGina Raimondo
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Lawyer, businesswoman and State Treasurer Gina Raimondo (b.1971) won with only 41% in 2014.

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Daniel McKee. (Pic: State of RI)

Daniel McKee. (Pic: State of RI)

Lieutenant Governor: Daniel McKee (D)

Democratic nomineeDaniel McKee
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Likely Dem in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
The LG is nominated and elected separate in Rhode Island. Businessman and Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee (b.1952) was first elected in 2014 with 54%.

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Nelly Gorbea. (Pic: State of RI)

Nelly Gorbea. (Pic: State of RI)

Secretary of State: Nellie Gorbea (D)

Democratic nomineeNellie Gorbea
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Businesswoman and assistant SoS Nellie Gorbea was first elected in 2014 with 60%.

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Seth Magaziner. (Pic: State of RI)

Seth Magaziner. (Pic: State of RI)

Treasurer­: Seth Magaziner (D)

Democratic nomineeSeth Magaziner
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Investor Seth Magaziner (b.1983) was first elected in 2014 with 57%. His father was an aide to President Bill Clinton.

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Peter Kilmartin. (Pic: State of RI)

Peter Kilmartin. (Pic: State of RI)

Attorney General­: Peter Kil­martin (D)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 23, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2018.

Status, May 23, 2016:
Lawyer, police officer and State Representative Peter Kil­martin (b.1962) was first elected in 2010 and took 57% in 2014. He is term limited.

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State Senate: 38 (32D / 5R / 1U). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.
State House: 75 (63D / 11R / 1U). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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