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*[[Rhode Island]] [[Democratic Party]] <ref>[http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/politics/state_politics/rhode-island-democrats-endorse-caprio-and-cicilline ''WPRI Eyewitness News'' "RI Democrats endorse Caprio, Cicilline" 29 June, 2010]</ref>
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*[[Rhode Island]] Latino PAC <ref>[http://politicsblog.projo.com/2010/08/rhode-island-la.html ''The Providence Journal'' "Rhode Island Latino PAC endorses 19 candidates" 3 Aug. 2010]</ref>
 
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Candidates for Secretary of State, 2010


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Statewide elections, 2010
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The Rhode Island Secretary of State election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010. Following a primary election on September 14, 2010, Democratic incumbent Ralph Mollis narrowly defeated Republican challenger Catherine Terry Taylor in the general election.

On September 14, 2010, Mollis won his party's primary election over then-State Senator Leonidas Raptakis. Taylor ran unopposed in the Republican primary.

Mollis first won election as the state's secretary of state in 2006. He was challenged in the state's Democratic primary by Guillaume de Ramel and defeated him 42,385 (53.1%) votes to 37,425 (46.9%) votes.[1] In the 2006 general election contest, Mollis faced Republican challenger Sue A. Stenhouse, winning by 200,058 (53.6%) votes to 173,490 (46.4%) votes.[2]

Race tracking

Ballotpedia predicted a Democrat would become Rhode Island's new Secretary of State.

2010 Ballotpedia Race Rankings for Rhode Island Secretary of State
Race Tracker Race Rating
Ballotpedia Likely Democrat
Overall Call Likely Democrat

General election campaign

Results

On November 2, 2010, A. Ralph Mollis won re-election to the office of Rhode Island Secretary of State. He defeated Catherine Terry Taylor (R) in the general election.

Rhode Island Secretary of State, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngA. Ralph Mollis Incumbent 50.6% 166,140
     Republican Catherine Terry Taylor 49.4% 162,283
Total Votes 328,423
Election Results Via: Rhode Island Board of Elections

Finances

According to the Rhode Island State Board of Elections, as of October 28, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Ralph Mollis Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [3] Public Funds Expenditures Cash on Hand
October 5 - October 25, 2010 [4] October 26, 2010 $222,913.69 $10,150.00 $0.00 $31,655.00 $162,425.76 $102,292.93
September 7 - October 4, 2010 [5] October 5, 2010 $11,592.43 $3,160.00 $0.00 $231,095.00 $22,933.74 $222,913.69
Catherine Terry Taylor Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [3] Public Funds Expenditures Cash on Hand
October 5 - October 25, 2010 [6] October 26, 2010 $185,089.77 $15,975.00 $0.00 $46,500.00 $217,248.40 $30,316.37
June 28 - October 4, 2010 [7] October 5, 2010 $0.00 $74,947.00 $500.00 $129,368.00 $19,225.23 $185,089.77

Debate

On Monday, October 18, 2010, Mollis and Taylor squared off in a public debate. Click here to read more about the debate.

Polling

See also: Polls, 2010 Secretaries of State

Brown University Poll

Researchers at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions and the John Hazen White Public Opinion Laboratory at Brown University surveyed 565 registered voters (not likely voters) from across Rhode Island between September 27 and 29, 2010. The polling data shows that in the race for Secretary of State, Democratic incumbent Ralph Mollis held a commanding lead over his Republican opponent, Catherine Terry Taylor. Still, nearly one-third of those interviewed remain uncommitted to either candidate with only four weeks left until the general election. Numbers also show the thirty-one percent surveyed feel that Mollis doing an excellent or good job as Secretary of State.

Brown University Poll - September 27 - 29, 2010 [8]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Ralph Mollis (D) 39.1%
Catherine Terry Taylor (R) 28.3%
Undecided 32.6%
Total voters 565


September 14, 2010 primary elections

See also: Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 2010; Rhode Island Attorney General election, 2010

Donkey symbol.png Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

2010 Race for Secretary of State - Democratic Primary[11]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda A. Ralph Mollis 63.3%
     Democratic Party Leonidas Raptakis 36.7%
Total Votes 90,988

Commercials

Ralph Mollis

Endorsements

Ralph Mollis

Finances

According to the Rhode Island State Board of Elections, as of September 8, 2010, here is the breakdown of campaign finances for each of the candidates:

Ralph Mollis Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [3] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
August 17 - September 6, 2010 [17] September 7, 2010 $53,831.35 $20,415.00 $0.00 $0.00 $62,653.92 $11,592.43
July 1 - August 16, 2010 [18] August 17, 2010 $70,815.51 $6,645.00 $0.00 $0.00 $23,629.16 $53,831.35
April 1 - June 30, 2010 [19] August 2, 2010 $79,755.99 $20,175.00 $0.00 $0.00 $29,115.48 $70,815.51
January 1 - March 31, 2010 [20] April 29, 2010 $50,465.44 $47,650.42 $0.00 $0.00 $18,359.87 $79,755.99
October 1 - December 31, 2009 [21] January 26, 2010 $16,161.16 $39,425.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,120.72 $50,465.44
July 1 - September 30, 2009 [22] November 19, 2009 $19,808.18 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $3,647.02 $16,161.16
April 1 - June 30, 2009 [23] July 31, 2009 $3,532.14 $21,365.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,088.96 $19,808.18
January 1 - March 31, 2009 [24] April 30, 2009 $9,251.88 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $5,719.74 $3,532.14
Leonidus P. Raptakis Campaign Finance Reports
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Contributions In-Kind [3] Other Sources Expenditures Cash on Hand
August 17 - September 6, 2010 [25] September 7, 2010 $21,643.99 $14,390.00 $0.00 $2,000.00 $30,327.72 $7,706.27
July 1 - August 16, 2010 [26] August 16, 2010 $29,895.25 $8,360.00 $0.00 $0.00 $16,611.26 $21,643.99
April 1 - June 30, 2010 [27] July 24, 2010 $24,594.79 $30,785.00 $0.00 $0.00 $25,484.54 $29,895.25
January 1 - March 31, 2010 [28] April 30, 2010 $17,561.15 $29,600.00 $0.00 $0.00 $22,566.36 $24,594.79
October 1 - December 31, 2009 [29] May 3, 2010 $36,989.13 $21,750.00 $0.00 $0.00 $36,002.98 $22,736.15
July 1 - September 30, 2009 [30] March 5, 2010 $35,565.33 $14,325.00 $0.00 $0.00 $12,901.20 $36,989.13
April 1 - June 30, 2009 [31] July 27, 2009 $5,592.39 $43,282.00 $1,025.00 $0.00 $13,309.06 $35,565.33
January 1 - March 31, 2009 [32] May 7, 2009 $6,948.83 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $1,356.44 $5,592.39

Gop logo2.jpg Republican primary

Candidates

Electoral results

General Election campaign

Commercials

Ralph Mollis

Catherine Terry Taylor

Endorsements

Ralph Mollis

  • Providence Journal, local newspaper[34]

Catherine Terry Taylor

  • Providence Phoenix, local newspaper [35]

External links

Rhode Island

General Election candidates

Former candidates

References

  1. Rhode Island Board of Elections - 2006 Democratic Primary Election Results
  2. Rhode Island Board of Elections - 2006 General Election Results
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 As these are not cash contributions, they are not reflected in the reported ending balance.
  4. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Ralph Mollis 7 Days Before General Election 2010 Report Summary
  5. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Ralph Mollis 28 Days Before General Election 2010 Report Summary
  6. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Catherine Terry Taylor 7 Days Before Election 2010 Report Summary
  7. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Catherine Terry Taylor 28 Days Before Election 2010 Report Summary
  8. Brown University "Caprio, Cicilline and Langevin lead R.I. races" 5 Oct. 2010
  9. The Providence Journal "R.I. politicians planning ahead" 12 May, 2009
  10. The Providence Journal "R.I. Sen. Leonidas Raptakis to run for secretary of state" 9 Jan. 2010
  11. Rhode Island State Board of Elections - 2010 Primary Election Results
  12. The Providence Journal "Carpenters union endorses Chafee, slew of Democrats" 3 Sept. 2010
  13. Providence County Elections 2010 Examiner "Ralph Mollis endorsed by Rhode Island AFL-CIO" 5 Aug. 2010
  14. The Providence Journal "R.I. Campaign Digest: Mollis gains AFL-CIO endorsement" 6 Aug. 2010
  15. WPRI Eyewitness News "RI Democrats endorse Caprio, Cicilline" 29 June, 2010
  16. The Providence Journal "Rhode Island Latino PAC endorses 19 candidates" 3 Aug. 2010
  17. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Ralph Mollis 7 Days Before Primary 2010 Report Summary
  18. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Ralph Mollis 28 Days Before Primary 2010 Report Summary
  19. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Ralph Mollis 2010 On-Going Quarterly (2nd) Report Summary
  20. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Ralph Mollis 2010 On-Going Quarterly (1st) Report Summary
  21. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Ralph Mollis 2009 On-Going Quarterly (4th) Report Summary
  22. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Ralph Mollis 2009 On-Going Quarterly (3rd) Report Summary
  23. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Ralph Mollis 2009 On-Going Quarterly (2nd) Report Summary
  24. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Ralph Mollis 2009 On-Going Quarterly (1st) Report Summary
  25. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Leonidus Raptakis 7 Days Before Primary 2010 Report Summary
  26. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Leonidus Raptakis 28 Days Before Primary 2010 Report Summary
  27. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Leonidus Raptakis 2010 On-Going Quarterly (2nd) Report Summary
  28. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Leonidus Raptakis 2010 On-Going Quarterly (1st) Report Summary
  29. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Leonidus Raptakis 2009 On-Going Quarterly (4th) Report Summary
  30. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Leonidus Raptakis 2009 On-Going Quarterly (3rd) Report Summary
  31. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Leonidus Raptakis 2009 On-Going Quarterly (2nd) Report Summary
  32. State of Rhode Island Board of Elections - Leonidus Raptakis 2009 On-Going Quarterly (1st) Report Summary
  33. The Providence Journal "Edward Fitzpatrick: She’s on the verge of ‘taking the plunge" 24 June, 2010
  34. The Providence Journal "Editorial: Re-elect Ralph Mollis" 27 Oct. 2010
  35. Providence Phoenix "Why Lincoln Chafee deserves your vote" 27 Oct. 2010