September 10, 2014
The Rhode Island nominating primaries for the 2014 election were held on September 9.
Governor: State Treasurer Gina Raimondo defeated Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Clay Pell to win the Democratic primary. On the Republican side, Cranston Mayor Allan Fung defeated Ken Block. This race, to fill the seat of the retiring Lincoln Chafee, leans Democratic as we look toward November, although no general election polling is yet available.
Senate: Incumbent Jack Reed (D) will meet Marketing Consultant Mark Zaccaria in November; both won uncontested primaries. Reed is a heavy favorite to be reelected; our Senate simulator currently shows a a <99% probability.
US House: All vote totals can be seen here. Both Congressional districts are safely Democratic.
To see the current roster of Rhode Island elected officials, or look up those from any address in the country, use our Who Represents Me feature.
Nine-term term incumbent becomes 2nd member to lose primary in 2020
On one of the busier days of the reshuffled calendar, Joe Biden has a chance to clinch the nomination. However, a late change in Pennsylvania may delay that opportunity.
An increasingly blue state overall, the Cascade mountain range marks both a physical and political separation between largely liberal and conservative populations.
At the presidential level, the Magnolia State has voted for only one Democratic nominee since 1960. The population demographics drive remarkably consistent results every four years.
Rescheduled from April 4, this party primary was conducted exclusively by mail