Rhode Island lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The Rhode Island lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. The primary election date is September 14, 2010. The deadline for filing primary nomination papers was in June.[1] Voter registration deadlines pass on August 14, 2010 for the primary and October 2, 2010 for the general election.[2] On all election days, polls are open from 7:00 am until 9:00 pm. local time.

Rhode Island is one of 17 states that elects the governor and lt. governor on entirely separate tickets. Elizabeth Roberts, a Democrat won the race. In the gubernatorial contest, Lincoln Chafee, an Independent, prevailed.

Heidi Rogers won the Republican primary but dropped out of the race. Kara Russo, who lost in the primary, filed a complaint with the Board of Elections, seeking them to require a Republican candidate on the November ballot.[3]

The November Ballot – Who's Made It? Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor
Nominee Affiliation
Elizabeth Roberts Democrat
Robert Healey Independent
Robert Venturini Independent
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who have since been officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

Rhode Island's lieutenant governor is elected separately from the governor. As of November 8, 2010, 100% of precincts were reported and results were final.[4]

Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElizabeth Roberts Incumbent 54.5% 175,640
     Cool Moose Robert Healey 39.2% 126,063
     HWB Robert Venturini 6.3% 20,295
Total Votes 321,998
Election Results via Rhode Island Board of Elections



  • Jeremy A. Kapstein, a Navy vet, former CEO of the San Diego Padres, and one-time executive with the Boston Red Sox
  • Current Lt. Governor Elizabeth H. Roberts briefly formed an exploratory committee for a gubernatorial run before announcing her intention to seek re-election. Prior to being sworn in as Lt. Governor in 2002, she served as a state Senator.


  • Heidi Rogers
  • Kara D. Russo, also running for the First Congressional District, is a marketing a communications specialist


  • Robert J. "Bob" Healey, Jr., with the Cool Moose Party
  • Robert P. Venturini

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