Ballotpedia's 2012 General Election Preview Articles: Rhode Island State Legislature

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October 29, 2012

By Ballotpedia's State legislative team

Rhode Island's State Legislative Elections in 2012
Senate seats Contested senate seats House seats Contested house seats
38 16 (42.1%) 75 32 (42.7%)

JUNEAU: Rhode Island: There are 113 total legislative seats with 2012 elections in Rhode Island, where most polls open at 7:00 AM and all polls close at 8:00 PM.

The State Senate is overwhelmingly Democratic, with Republicans holding only 9 of 38 seats. The House is also unlikely to switch to Republican control.

Of the 113 incumbents up for election in 2012, 100 (88.5%) of them are running for re-election. A total of 48 of 113 (42.5%) districts will see more than one major party candidate in the general election.

Here are a few races to watch:

Senate

House


Rhode Island State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 29 32
     Republican Party 8 5
     Independent 1 1
Total 38 38


Rhode Island House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 65 69
     Republican Party 10 6
Total 75 75

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See also

Rhode Island