Live Primary Results: Vacant RI State Senate Seat, Mayor of Durham, NC
By 270toWin Staff
October 5, 2021
This week we're following two primaries, one for a State Senate special election in Rhode Island along with a mayoral primary in Durham, NC. There are four weeks until Election Day, 2021.
State Senate District 3 Primary
There are 38 State Senate districts in Rhode Island. The chamber is overwhelmingly Democratic; the party has 32 seats, the GOP holds just five. Senators serve two-year terms; the next regularly scheduled election is in 2022.
The Providence area District 3 vacancy was created by the resignation of Democrat Gayle Goldin on August 17. She took a position in the U.S. Department of Labor. Goldin was first elected in 2012. She has faced only write-in opposition in this deep blue district.
Despite the long odds, Republicans are fielding a candidate in the November 2 special election. Alex Cannon was the only qualifier, so there will be no GOP primary.
Five Democrats are competing for the party's nomination.
Polls close at 8:00 PM ET.
Durham, North Carolina is the 75th largest city in the United States,1 1City rankings are based on July 1, 2020 Census Bureau population estimates. They are for the city itself, not the associated metropolitan area. with a population of just under 285,000. Tuesday's nonpartisan mayoral primary will select the two candidates that will meet in the November 2 general election.
The mayor is Democrat Steve Schewel. He is completing his third two-year term and is not running for reelection.
Seven candidates are looking to succeed Schewel. The frontrunners appear to be City Council member Javiera Caballero and former judge Elaine O'Neal.
Polls close at 7:30 PM Eastern Time.
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