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{{tnr}}Elections for the office of [[Rhode Island State Senate|Rhode Island's State Senate]] will be held in [[Rhode Island]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  
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<center>[[Statewide elections, 2010|2010 elections in Rhode Island]]: &nbsp; &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Rhode Island 2010 ballot measures|Ballot measures]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 2010|Governor]] &nbsp;  [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp;  [[Rhode Island lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010|Lt. Gov]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Rhode Island Attorney General election, 2010|Attorney General]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp;  [[Rhode Island Secretary of State election, 2010|Secretary of State]] &nbsp;  [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010|State Senate]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010|State House]]</center></td>
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{{Risenate2010toc}}Elections for the office of [[Rhode Island State Senate|Rhode Island's State Senate]] were held in [[Rhode Island]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  
  
 
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was May 28, 2010. The primary election day was September 14, 2010.
 
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was May 28, 2010. The primary election day was September 14, 2010.
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: ''See also: [[Rhode Island State Senate]]'' and ''[[State senate elections, 2010]]''
 
: ''See also: [[Rhode Island State Senate]]'' and ''[[State senate elections, 2010]]''
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==November 2 General Election Results==
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The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010
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{{List of election winners DPL|Chamber= State Senate|State = Rhode Island|Year = 2010}}
  
==Campaign contributions==
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==Majority control==
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the [[Rhode Island State Senate]]:
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{{risenatepartisan10}}
  
This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Rhode Island in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from [[Follow The Money]].<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/state_overview.phtml?s=NC&y=2008 Follow the Money, Rhode Island]</ref>
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Democrats had a clear stronghold in Rhode Island, with a partisan lead of 33 to 4 in the senate and 69 to 6 in the [[Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2010|house]] (there was also 1 independent). Heading into the election, there were two conservative groups that are trying to make a dent in that control. The RI Clean State and Rhode Island Tea Party endorsed or backed 81 and 45 candidates, respectively. Many of those candidates overlapped. The Tea Party raised $4,300 while the RI Clean Slate raised $135,000.<ref name="projo">[http://www.projo.com/news/content/CONSERVATIVE_CAMPAIGNS_10-30-10_51KKK0Q_v52.222f2ee.html ''Providence Journal'' "R.I. conservative groups hoping to crack Democrats' hold on State House" October 30, 2010]</ref>
  
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There were several districts that were identified as key races.
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*[[Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010#District 16|District 16]]: Democratic incumbent [[Elizabeth Crowley]] faced [[Ernest Cabral]] (R), who received an endorsement from both the Clean Slate and Tea Party.
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*[[Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010#District 26|District 26]]: Democratic incumbent [[Beatrice Lanzi]] faced [[Sean Gately]] (R), who received an endorsement from both the Clean Slate and Tea Party.
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*[[Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010#District 28|District 28]]: Democratic incumbent [[Kenneth Carter]] faced [[Donald Normandin]] (R), who received an endorsement from the Clean Slate; and [[Deloris Issler]] (I), who was endorsed by the Tea Party.<ref name="projo"/>
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==Campaign contributions==
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:: ''See also: [[State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns]]''
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This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Rhode Island in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests.  All figures come from [[Follow The Money]].<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/state_overview.phtml?s=NC&y=2008 Follow the Money, Rhode Island]</ref>
 
{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
 
{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
  
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|-
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| align="center" | 2012
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| align="center" | 80
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| align="right" | $1,693,685
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|-
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| align="center" | 2010
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| align="center" | 98
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| align="right" | $2,009,724
 
|-
 
|-
 
| align="center" | 2008
 
| align="center" | 2008
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| align="center" | 2002
 
| align="center" | 2002
 
| align="center" | 71
 
| align="center" | 71
| align="right" | $782,693
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| align="right" | $782,693
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|-
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| align="center" | 2000
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| align="center" | 74
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| align="right" | $499,599 
 
|}
 
|}
  
==Current partisan composition==
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During the [[Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010|2010 election]], the total contributions to the 98 Senate candidates was $2,009,724.  The top 10 contributors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=RI&y=2010&f=S ''Follow the Money'' "Rhode Island State Senate 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
  
: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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{| class="wikitable collapsible sortable" style="background:none; text-align: center; width:450px;collapsible=Y;"
{{risenatepartisan}}
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|-
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! colspan="2" style="background-color:#444; color: white;" |''2010 Donors, Rhode Island State Senate
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|-
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Donor
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!style="background-color:#666; color: white;" |Amount
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|-
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| Tassoni Jr, John J
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| align="right" | $50,000
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|-
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| ONeil, Kevin R
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| align="right" | $49,166
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| Assalone, John R
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| align="right" | $42,617
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|-
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| ONeil, Edward J
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| align="right" | $35,100
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|-
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| Pinga, Michael J
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| align="right" | $22,715
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|-
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| Butera Noble, Linda
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| align="right" | $20,500
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|-
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| Rhode Island Senate Democratic Leadership
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| align="right" | $18,000
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|-
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| Colaluca, Anthony J
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| align="right" | $17,903
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|-
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| Ruggerio, Dominik J
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| align="right" | $17,825
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|-
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| Lanzi, Beatrice A
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| align="right" | $17,700
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|}
  
 
==Incumbency==
 
==Incumbency==
  
===Unopposed incumbents===
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===Unopposed incumbents===  
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{{Iasmalllogo}}
  
6 incumbents (18%) face no competition in either their September 14 primary or November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.
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6 incumbents (18%) faced no competition in either their September 14 primary or November 2 general election.
  
:* 5 Democratic incumbents face no November challenger.
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:* 5 Democratic incumbents faced no November challenger.
:* 1 GOP incumbent faces no November challenger.
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:* 1 GOP incumbent faced no November challenger.
  
 
===Primary challenges===
 
===Primary challenges===
  
Only 9 incumbents (27%) face competition in the September 14th primary.
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Only 9 incumbents (27%) faced competition in the September 14th primary. Only one, [[Leo Blais]] (R), was defeated.
  
 
===Retiring incumbents===
 
===Retiring incumbents===
  
Five incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 33 incumbents (87%) are running for re-election.  All 5 of the incumbents who are not running for re-election are Democrats.
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Five incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 33 incumbents (87%) ran for re-election.  All 5 of the incumbents who did not run for re-election are Democrats.
  
Incumbents who are retiring are:
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Incumbents who retired are:
  
 
:* District 15:  Incumbent Democrat [[John McBurney]]
 
:* District 15:  Incumbent Democrat [[John McBurney]]
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==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==
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[[Article III, Rhode Island Constitution|Article III]] of the [[Rhode Island Constitution]] describes the requirements to hold office.
 
[[Article III, Rhode Island Constitution|Article III]] of the [[Rhode Island Constitution]] describes the requirements to hold office.
  
==List of candidates==
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==List of candidates== {{Partisanbreakdownstatesenates}}
 
===District 1===
 
===District 1===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Maryellen Goodwin]] : 2,127 {{approved}} Incumbent Goodwin has represented this district since 1987.
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:* [[Maryellen Goodwin]] : 2,127 {{approved}} Incumbent Goodwin first assumed office for this district in 1987.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
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:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
:* [[Richard Corso ]]
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:* [[Richard Corso]]
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Maryellen Goodwin]] 3466 {{won}}
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:{{greydot}} [[Richard Corso]] 1031
  
 
===District 2===
 
===District 2===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Juan Pichardo]] : 2,474 {{approved}} Incumbent Pichardo has represented this district since 2003.
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:* [[Juan Pichardo]] : 2,474 {{approved}} Incumbent Pichardo first assumed office for this district in 2003.
 
:* Luis Pimentel : 831
 
:* Luis Pimentel : 831
  
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:* [[Robert Kenny III]]: 47 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Robert Kenny III]]: 47 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Juan Pichardo]] 3706 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Robert Kenny III]] 579
  
 
===District 3===
 
===District 3===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Rhoda Perry]] : 3,852 {{approved}} Incumbent Perry has represented this district since 1991.
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:* [[Rhoda Perry]] : 3,852 {{approved}} Incumbent Perry first assumed office for this district in 1991.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* Stephen Jagolinzer  (''withdrew'')
 
:* Stephen Jagolinzer  (''withdrew'')
:* [[Miriam Ross]]
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:* [[Miriam Ross]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Rhoda Perry]] 5069 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Morris Markovitz]] 928
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:{{greydot}} [[Miriam Ross]] 2267
  
 
===District 4===
 
===District 4===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Dominick Ruggerio]] : 2,986 {{approved}} Incumbent Ruggerio has represented this district since 1985.
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:* [[Dominick Ruggerio]] : 2,986 {{approved}} Incumbent Ruggerio first assumed office for this district in 1985.
 
:* Raymond De Stefanis : 1,634
 
:* Raymond De Stefanis : 1,634
  
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:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
:* [[Thomas Rossi]]
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:* [[Thomas Rossi]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}}[[Dominick Ruggerio]] 5360 {{won}}
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:{{greydot}} [[Thomas Rossi]] 2762
  
 
===District 5===
 
===District 5===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Paul Jabour]] : 1,966 {{approved}} Incumbent Jabour has represented this district since 2007.
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:* [[Paul Jabour]] : 1,966 {{approved}} Incumbent Jabour first assumed office for this district in 2007.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Paul Jabour]] 3400 {{won}}
  
 
===District 6===
 
===District 6===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Harold Metts]] : 1,954 {{approved}} Incumbent Metts has represented this district since 2005.
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:* [[Harold Metts]] : 1,954 {{approved}} Incumbent Metts first assumed office for this district in 2005.
 
:* Mario Mancebo : 813
 
:* Mario Mancebo : 813
  
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:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Harold Metts]] 4021 {{won}}
  
 
===District 7===
 
===District 7===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Frank Ciccone]] : 3,114 {{approved}} Incumbent Ciccone has represented this district since 2003.
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:* [[Frank Ciccone]] : 3,114 {{approved}} Incumbent Ciccone first assumed office for this district in 2003.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
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:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
:* [[Catherine Graziano]]
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:* [[Catherine Graziano]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Frank Ciccone]] 4538 {{won}}
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:{{greydot}} [[Catherine Graziano]] 3052
  
 
===District 8===
 
===District 8===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[James E. Doyle]] : 2,417 {{approved}} Incumbent Doyle has represented this district since 2005.
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:* [[James E. Doyle]] : 2,417 {{approved}} Incumbent Doyle first assumed office for this district in 2005.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Elizabeth Croll]]: 188 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Elizabeth Croll]]: 188 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[James E. Doyle]] 3933 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Elizabeth Croll]] 2311
  
 
===District 9===
 
===District 9===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Michael Pinga]] : 1,300 {{approved}} Incumbent Pinga has represented this district since 2009.
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:* [[Michael Pinga]] : 1,300 {{approved}} Incumbent Pinga first assumed office for this district in 2009.
 
:* Peter Calci Jr. : 1,161
 
:* Peter Calci Jr. : 1,161
  
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:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
:* [[William Anderson]]
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:* [[William Anderson]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Michael Pinga]] 4746 {{won}}
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:{{greydot}} [[William Anderson]] 2911
  
 
===District 10===
 
===District 10===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Walter Felag]] : 1,638 {{approved}} Incumbent Felag has represented this district since 1999.
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:* [[Walter Felag]] : 1,638 {{approved}} Incumbent Felag first assumed office for this district in 1999.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Virginia Butterworth]]: 463 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Virginia Butterworth]]: 463 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Walter Felag]] 6126 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Virginia Butterworth]] 3150
  
 
===District 11===
 
===District 11===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Charles Levesque]] : 1,100 {{approved}} Incumbent Levesque has represented this district since 2005.
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:* [[Charles Levesque]] : 1,100 {{approved}} Incumbent Levesque first assumed office for this district in 2005.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Christopher Ottiano]]: 834 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Christopher Ottiano]]: 834 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Charles Levesque]] 4325
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:{{reddot}} [[Christopher Ottiano]] 5376 {{won}}
  
 
===District 12===
 
===District 12===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Louis Dipalma]] : 985 {{approved}} Incumbent Dipalma has represented this district since 2009.
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:* [[Louis Dipalma]] : 985 {{approved}} Incumbent Dipalma first assumed office for this district in 2009.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Louis Dipalma]] 6603 {{won}}
  
 
===District 13===
 
===District 13===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[M. Teresa Paiva-Weed]] : 1,723 {{approved}} Incumbent Paiva-Weed has represented this district since 1993.
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:* [[M. Teresa Paiva-Weed]] : 1,723 {{approved}} Incumbent Paiva-Weed first assumed office for this district in 1993.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Geoffrey Cook]] : 541 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Geoffrey Cook]] : 541 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[M. Teresa Paiva-Weed]] 5691 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Geoffrey Cook]] 2929
  
 
===District 14===
 
===District 14===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Daniel Da Ponte]] : 1,849 {{approved}} Incumbent Da Ponte has represented this district since 1999.
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:* [[Daniel Da Ponte]] : 1,849 {{approved}} Incumbent Da Ponte first assumed office for this district in 1999.
:* [[Brian Castro]] : 1,347
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:* Brian Castro : 1,347
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[David Sullivan (Rhode Island)|David Sullivan]] : 225 {{approved}}
 
:* [[David Sullivan (Rhode Island)|David Sullivan]] : 225 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Daniel Da Ponte]] 5154 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[David Sullivan (Rhode Island)|David Sullivan]] 2832
  
 
===District 15===
 
===District 15===
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:* [[Donna Nesselbush]] : 1,757 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Donna Nesselbush]] : 1,757 {{approved}}
:'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[John McBurney]] announced his intention to seek reelection but later decided not to file papers to do.
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[John McBurney]] announced his intention to seek re-election but later decided not to file papers to do.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
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:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
:* Marc Doughty (''Fell 39 votes short of the 100 required signatures'')
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:* Marc Doughty (''Fell 39 signatures short of the 100 required to qualify for the ballot'')
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Donna Nesselbush]] 4044 {{won}}
  
 
===District 16===
 
===District 16===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Elizabeth Crowley]] : 1,083 {{approved}} Incumbent Crowley has represented this district since 2009.
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:* [[Elizabeth Crowley]] : 1,083 {{approved}} Incumbent Crowley first assumed office for this district in 2009.
 
:* Daniel Issa : 884
 
:* Daniel Issa : 884
 
:* Hipolito Fontes (''withdrew'')
 
:* Hipolito Fontes (''withdrew'')
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:* Brandon Brown (''Did not file petition'')
 
:* Brandon Brown (''Did not file petition'')
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Elizabeth Crowley]] 2521 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Ernest Cabral]] 833
  
 
===District 17===
 
===District 17===
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:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
:* [[Edward O'Neill]] : Incumbent O'Neill has represented this district since 2009.
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:* [[Edward O'Neill]] : {{approved}} Incumbent O'Neill first assumed office for this district in 2009.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Linda Noble]] 4441
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:{{greydot}} [[Edward O'Neill]] 5316 {{won}}
  
 
===District 18===
 
===District 18===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Frank Devall]] : 1,508 {{approved}} Incumbent Devall has represented this district since 2009.
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:* [[Frank Devall]] : 1,508 {{approved}} Incumbent Devall first assumed office for this district in 2009.
 
:* John Rossi : 1,349
 
:* John Rossi : 1,349
  
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:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidates:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidates:</u>
  
:* [[James Miller]]  
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:* [[James Miller]] {{approved}}
:* [[Isadore Ramos]]
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:* [[Isadore Ramos]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Frank Devall]] 3827 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Stephen Gerling]] 1764
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:{{greydot}} [[James Miller]] 1063
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:{{greydot}} [[Isadore Ramos]] 2454
  
 
===District 19===
 
===District 19===
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:* John Cullen : 1,076
 
:* John Cullen : 1,076
 
:* Anthony Nobrega : 1,001
 
:* Anthony Nobrega : 1,001
:'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Daniel Connors]] announced his intention to seek reelection but later decided not to file papers to do.
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Daniel Connors]] announced his intention to seek re-election but later decided not to file papers to do.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Bethany Moura]] : 405 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Bethany Moura]] : 405 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Ryan Pearson]] 5499
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:{{reddot}} [[Bethany Moura]] 5842 {{won}}
  
 
===District 20===
 
===District 20===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Roger Picard]] : 1,722 {{approved}} Incumbent Picard has represented this district since 2009.
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:* [[Roger Picard]] : 1,722 {{approved}} Incumbent Picard first assumed office for this district in 2009.
 
:* Roger Jalette Sr. : 841
 
:* Roger Jalette Sr. : 841
  
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:* [[Steven Orsini]] : 263 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Steven Orsini]] : 263 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Roger Picard]] 5026 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Steven Orsini]] 2818
  
 
===District 21===
 
===District 21===
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:* [[Nicholas Kettle]] : 525 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Nicholas Kettle]] : 525 {{approved}}
:* [[Leo Blais]] : 502 Incumbent Blais has represented this district since 1993.
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:* [[Leo Blais]] : 502 Incumbent Blais first assumed office for this district in 1993.
  
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
:* [[John Assalone]]
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:* [[John Assalone]] {{approved}}
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 +
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Anthony Colaluca]] 4385
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:{{reddot}} [[Nicholas Kettle]] 4623 {{won}}
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:{{greydot}} [[John Assalone]] 2678
  
 
===District 22===
 
===District 22===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[John Tassoni]] : 1,710 {{approved}} Incumbent Tassoni has represented this district since 2001.
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:* [[John Tassoni]] : 1,710 {{approved}} Incumbent Tassoni first assumed office for this district in 2001.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[David Bibeault]]: 472 {{approved}}
 
:* [[David Bibeault]]: 472 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[John Tassoni]] 5982 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[David Bibeault]] 4912
  
 
===District 23===
 
===District 23===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Paul Fogarty]] : 1,761 {{approved}} :'''Note:''' Incumbent Fogarty has represented this district since 1999.
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:* [[Paul Fogarty]] : 1,761 {{approved}} Incumbent Fogarty first assumed office for this district in 1999.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Julian Forgue]]: 516 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Julian Forgue]]: 516 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Paul Fogarty]] 5507 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Julian Forgue]] 5177
  
 
===District 24===
 
===District 24===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Marc Cote]] : 1,486 {{approved}} Incumbent Cote has represented this district since 1995.
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:* [[Marc Cote]] : 1,486 {{approved}} Incumbent Cote first assumed office for this district in 1995.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Marc Cote]] 4233 {{won}}
  
 
===District 25===
 
===District 25===
'''Note: This district currently awaiting a recount, scheduled for Monday, September 20th, 2010.''' <ref>[http://newsblog.projo.com/2010/09/ri-board-of-elections-sets-rec.html ''The Providence Journal'', "RI Board of Elections sets recounts for Monday," September 16, 2010]</ref>
 
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Christopher Maselli]] is not seeking re-election in 2010.
 
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Frank Lombardo III]]: 1,044 {{approved}}
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:* [[Frank Lombardo III]]: 1,046 {{approved}}
:* Giovanni Conti: 1,031
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:* Giovanni Conti: 1,037
 
:* Louis Prata: 822  
 
:* Louis Prata: 822  
 
:* Milan Azar: 777
 
:* Milan Azar: 777
:* John Vanner: 713
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:* John Vanner: 714
:* Joseph Accetturo: 634
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:* Joseph Accetturo: 635
 
:* Paul Santilli: 399
 
:* Paul Santilli: 399
 
:* Dennis Parrillo: 393
 
:* Dennis Parrillo: 393
 
:* Joseph Comella: (''withdrew'')
 
:* Joseph Comella: (''withdrew'')
 
:* Lois Marandola: (''Did not file petitions'')
 
:* Lois Marandola: (''Did not file petitions'')
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Christopher Maselli]] did not seek re-election in 2010.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Richard Fascia ]]: 239 {{approved}}
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:* [[Richard Fascia]]: 239 {{approved}}
  
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidates:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidates:</u>
  
:* [[Nikhol Bentley]]
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:* [[Nikhol Bentley]] {{approved}}
:* [[Raffaele Florio]]  
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:* [[Raffaele Florio]] {{approved}}
:* [[Eric O'Connor]]
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:* [[Eric O'Connor]] {{approved}}
:* [[Alan Ross]]
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:* [[Alan Ross]] {{approved}}
 +
 
 +
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 +
:{{bluedot}} [[Frank Lombardo III]] 4753 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Richard Fascia]] 2657
 +
:{{greydot}} [[Nikhol Bentley]] 292
 +
:{{greydot}} [[Raffaele Florio]] 332
 +
:{{greydot}} [[Eric O'Connor]] 1975
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:{{greydot}} [[Alan Ross]] 847
  
 
===District 26===
 
===District 26===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Beatrice Lanzi]] : 1,196 {{approved}} Incumbent Lanzi has represented this district since 2003.
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:* [[Beatrice Lanzi]] : 1,196 {{approved}} Incumbent Lanzi first assumed office for this district in 2003.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Sean Gately]]: 336 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Sean Gately]]: 336 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Beatrice Lanzi]] 4672 {{won}}
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Sean Gately]] 4370
  
 
===District 27===
 
===District 27===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Hanna Gallo]] : 1,422 {{approved}} Incumbent Gallo has represented this district since 1999.
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:* [[Hanna Gallo]] : 1,422 {{approved}} Incumbent Gallo first assumed office for this district in 1999.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Eileen Grossman]] : 390 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Eileen Grossman]] : 390 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Hanna Gallo]] 6164 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Eileen Grossman]] 3942
  
 
===District 28===
 
===District 28===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Joshua Miller]] :  1,766 {{approved}} Incumbent Miller has represented this district since 2007.
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:* [[Joshua Miller]] :  1,766 {{approved}} Incumbent Miller first assumed office for this district in 2007.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
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:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
:* [[Deloris Issler]]
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:* [[Deloris Issler]] {{approved}}
 
:* Alexander Russolino (''Withdrew'')
 
:* Alexander Russolino (''Withdrew'')
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Joshua Miller]] 4843 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Donald Normandin]] 2589
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:{{greydot}} [[Deloris Issler]] 1139
  
 
===District 29===
 
===District 29===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Michael McCaffrey]] : 1,648 {{approved}} Incumbent McCaffrey has represented this district since 1995.
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:* [[Michael McCaffrey]] : 1,648 {{approved}} Incumbent McCaffrey first assumed office for this district in 1995.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Michael McCaffrey]] 7600 {{won}}
  
 
===District 30===
 
===District 30===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[William Walaska]] : 1,305 {{approved}} Incumbent Walaska has represented this district since 1995.
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:* [[William Walaska]] : 1,305 {{approved}} Incumbent Walaska first assumed office for this district in 1995.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Armand Lusi]]: 631 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Armand Lusi]]: 631 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[William Walaska]] 5545 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Armand Lusi]] 4129
  
 
===District 31===
 
===District 31===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:*[[Erin Lynch]] : 1,600 {{approved}} Incumbent Lynch has represented this district since 2009.
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:*[[Erin Lynch]] : 1,600 {{approved}} Incumbent Lynch first assumed office for this district in 2009.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
 
:*No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Erin Lynch]] 7261 {{won}}
  
 
===District 32===
 
===District 32===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
:*[[David Bates, Rhode Island Senator | David Bates]] : 581 {{approved}} Incumbent Bates has represented this district since 1993.
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:*[[David Bates, Rhode Island Senator | David Bates]] : 581 {{approved}} Incumbent Bates first assumed office for this district in 1993.
  
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
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:* Girard Visconti (''Did not file petitions'')
 
:* Girard Visconti (''Did not file petitions'')
  
===District 33===
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jim Hasenfus]] 5127
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:{{reddot}} [[David Bates, Rhode Island Senator | David Bates]] 5930 {{won}}
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Leonidas Raptakis]] is not seeking re-election in 2010.
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===District 33===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Frank Hyde]]: 1,180 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Frank Hyde]]: 1,180 {{approved}}
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Leonidas Raptakis]] did not seek re-election in 2010.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Glenford Shibley]] : 711 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Glenford Shibley]] : 711 {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Frank Hyde]] 4292
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:{{reddot}} [[Glenford Shibley]] 5472 {{won}}
  
 
===District 34===
 
===District 34===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Francis Maher]] : 751 {{approved}} Incumbent Maher has represented this district since 2009.
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:* [[Francis Maher]] : 751 {{approved}} Incumbent Maher first assumed office for this district in 2009.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jon Sawyer]] 4859
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:{{reddot}} [[Francis Maher]] 6110 {{won}}
  
 
===District 35===
 
===District 35===
'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Michael Lenihan]] is not seeking re-election in 2010.
 
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[Mark Schwager]]: 969 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Mark Schwager]]: 969 {{approved}}
 
:* Steven Campo: 639  
 
:* Steven Campo: 639  
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Michael Lenihan]] did not seek re-election in 2010.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Dawson Hodgson]] : 970 {{approved}}
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:* [[Dawson Hodgson]] : 970 {{approved}}  
:* [[Paul Martin]] (''Withdrew'')
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:* Paul Martin (''Withdrew'')
  
 
:{{dorangedot}} <u>'''Moderate Party primary result:</u>
 
:{{dorangedot}} <u>'''Moderate Party primary result:</u>
  
 
:* Jean Guliano (''Withdrew so the primary was not held'')
 
:* Jean Guliano (''Withdrew so the primary was not held'')
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Mark Schwager]] 5078
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:{{reddot}} [[Dawson Hodgson]] 6006 {{won}}
  
 
===District 36===
 
===District 36===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[James Sheehan]] : 2,114 {{approved}} Incumbent Sheehan has represented this district since 2001.
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:* [[James Sheehan]] : 2,114 {{approved}} Incumbent Sheehan first assumed office for this district in 2001.
 
:* Winters Hames III: (''Did not file petitions'')
 
:* Winters Hames III: (''Did not file petitions'')
  
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:* [[William Connelly]] : 391 {{approved}}
 
:* [[William Connelly]] : 391 {{approved}}
 
:* Michael Riley : 356
 
:* Michael Riley : 356
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[James Sheehan]] 6462 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[William Connelly]] 4663
  
 
===District 37===
 
===District 37===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''September 14 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[V. Susan Sosnowski]] : 1,788 {{approved}} Incumbent Sosnowski has represented this district since 1997.
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:* [[V. Susan Sosnowski]] : 1,788 {{approved}} Incumbent Sosnowski first assumed office for this district in 1997.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
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:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
:* [[Kevin O'Neill]]
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:* [[Kevin O'Neill]] {{approved}}
 +
 
 +
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[V. Susan Sosnowski]] 5916 {{won}}
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:{{greydot}} [[Kevin O'Neill]] 5598
  
 
===District 38===
 
===District 38===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''September 14 Republican primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Dennis Algiere]] : 450 {{approved}} Incumbent Algiere has represented this district since 1993.
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:* [[Dennis Algiere]] : 450 {{approved}} Incumbent Algiere first assumed office for this district in 1993.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Dennis Algiere]] 8378 {{won}}
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.ri.gov/election/results/2010/general_election/ Official Rhode Island Election Results]
 
*[http://www.sos.ri.gov//candidates/search/?set_language=en&pOffice=SENATOR+IN+GENERAL+ASSEMBLY&officeSearch=Search Official list of 2010 candidates]
 
*[http://www.sos.ri.gov//candidates/search/?set_language=en&pOffice=SENATOR+IN+GENERAL+ASSEMBLY&officeSearch=Search Official list of 2010 candidates]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/election_state_legislator.php?state_id=RI&type=office&criteria=upper Project Vote Smart list of candidates for Rhode Island State Senate in the November 2, 2010 election]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/election_state_legislator.php?state_id=RI&type=office&criteria=upper Project Vote Smart list of candidates for Rhode Island State Senate in the November 2, 2010 election]
 
* [http://www.ri.gov/election/results/2010/statewide_primary/general_assembly/senator/ Unofficial results for Rhode Island State Senate in the September 14, 2010 primary election]
 
* [http://www.ri.gov/election/results/2010/statewide_primary/general_assembly/senator/ Unofficial results for Rhode Island State Senate in the September 14, 2010 primary election]
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*[http://www.ri.gov/election/results/2010/general_election/general_assembly/senator/ General election results]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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[[Category:Rhode Island elections, 2010]]
 
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Rhode Island State Senate
Elections for the office of Rhode Island's State Senate were held in Rhode Island on November 2, 2010.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was May 28, 2010. The primary election day was September 14, 2010.

In Rhode Island, senators serve two-year terms with no limit on consecutive terms.

See also: Rhode Island State Senate and State senate elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010


  1. Beatrice Lanzi
  2. Bethany Moura
  3. Christopher Ottiano
  4. Daniel Da Ponte
  5. David Bates, Rhode Island Senator
  6. Dawson Hodgson
  7. Dennis Algiere
  8. Dominick Ruggerio
  9. Donna Nesselbush
  10. Edward O'Neill
  11. Elizabeth Crowley
  12. Erin Lynch
  13. Francis Maher, Jr.
  14. Frank Ciccone
  15. Frank DeVall, Jr.
  16. Frank Lombardo III
  17. Glenford Shibley
  18. Hanna Gallo
  19. Harold Metts
  20. James Doyle (Rhode Island)
  21. James Sheehan
  22. John Tassoni
  23. Joshua Miller
  24. Juan Pichardo
  25. Louis DiPalma
  26. M. Teresa Paiva Weed
  27. Marc Cote
  28. Maryellen Goodwin
  29. Michael McCaffrey
  30. Michael Pinga
  31. Nicholas Kettle
  32. Paul Fogarty
  33. Paul Jabour
  34. Rhoda Perry
  35. Roger Picard
  36. V. Susan Sosnowski
  37. Walter Felag
  38. William Walaska

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Rhode Island State Senate:

Rhode Island State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 33 29
     Republican Party 4 8
     Independent 1 1
Total 38 38


Democrats had a clear stronghold in Rhode Island, with a partisan lead of 33 to 4 in the senate and 69 to 6 in the house (there was also 1 independent). Heading into the election, there were two conservative groups that are trying to make a dent in that control. The RI Clean State and Rhode Island Tea Party endorsed or backed 81 and 45 candidates, respectively. Many of those candidates overlapped. The Tea Party raised $4,300 while the RI Clean Slate raised $135,000.[1]

There were several districts that were identified as key races.

Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Rhode Island in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[2]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 80 $1,693,685
2010 98 $2,009,724
2008 74 $1,785,520
2006 70 $1,987,554
2004 78 $2,028,107
2002 71 $782,693
2000 74 $499,599

During the 2010 election, the total contributions to the 98 Senate candidates was $2,009,724. The top 10 contributors were: [3]

2010 Donors, Rhode Island State Senate
Donor Amount
Tassoni Jr, John J $50,000
ONeil, Kevin R $49,166
Assalone, John R $42,617
ONeil, Edward J $35,100
Pinga, Michael J $22,715
Butera Noble, Linda $20,500
Rhode Island Senate Democratic Leadership $18,000
Colaluca, Anthony J $17,903
Ruggerio, Dominik J $17,825
Lanzi, Beatrice A $17,700

Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

6 incumbents (18%) faced no competition in either their September 14 primary or November 2 general election.

  • 5 Democratic incumbents faced no November challenger.
  • 1 GOP incumbent faced no November challenger.

Primary challenges

Only 9 incumbents (27%) faced competition in the September 14th primary. Only one, Leo Blais (R), was defeated.

Retiring incumbents

Five incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 33 incumbents (87%) ran for re-election. All 5 of the incumbents who did not run for re-election are Democrats.

Incumbents who retired are:

Qualifications

Article III of the Rhode Island Constitution describes the requirements to hold office.

List of candidates

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District 1

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Maryellen Goodwin : 2,127 Approveda Incumbent Goodwin first assumed office for this district in 1987.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Maryellen Goodwin 3466 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Richard Corso 1031

District 2

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Juan Pichardo : 2,474 Approveda Incumbent Pichardo first assumed office for this district in 2003.
  • Luis Pimentel : 831
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Juan Pichardo 3706 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert Kenny III 579

District 3

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Rhoda Perry : 3,852 Approveda Incumbent Perry first assumed office for this district in 1991.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rhoda Perry 5069 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Morris Markovitz 928
Independent Miriam Ross 2267

District 4

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Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Dominick Ruggerio : 2,986 Approveda Incumbent Ruggerio first assumed office for this district in 1985.
  • Raymond De Stefanis : 1,634
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyDominick Ruggerio 5360 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Thomas Rossi 2762

District 5

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Paul Jabour : 1,966 Approveda Incumbent Jabour first assumed office for this district in 2007.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Jabour 3400 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Harold Metts : 1,954 Approveda Incumbent Metts first assumed office for this district in 2005.
  • Mario Mancebo : 813
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harold Metts 4021 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Frank Ciccone : 3,114 Approveda Incumbent Ciccone first assumed office for this district in 2003.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Moderate Party Moderate Party primary result:
  • Susan Deshpande (Withdrew so the primary was not held)
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Ciccone 4538 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Catherine Graziano 3052

District 8

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • James E. Doyle : 2,417 Approveda Incumbent Doyle first assumed office for this district in 2005.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James E. Doyle 3933 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Elizabeth Croll 2311

District 9

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Michael Pinga : 1,300 Approveda Incumbent Pinga first assumed office for this district in 2009.
  • Peter Calci Jr. : 1,161
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Pinga 4746 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent William Anderson 2911

District 10

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Walter Felag : 1,638 Approveda Incumbent Felag first assumed office for this district in 1999.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Walter Felag 6126 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Virginia Butterworth 3150

District 11

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Charles Levesque : 1,100 Approveda Incumbent Levesque first assumed office for this district in 2005.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charles Levesque 4325
Republican Party Christopher Ottiano 5376 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Louis Dipalma : 985 Approveda Incumbent Dipalma first assumed office for this district in 2009.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Louis Dipalma 6603 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • M. Teresa Paiva-Weed : 1,723 Approveda Incumbent Paiva-Weed first assumed office for this district in 1993.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party M. Teresa Paiva-Weed 5691 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Geoffrey Cook 2929

District 14

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Daniel Da Ponte : 1,849 Approveda Incumbent Da Ponte first assumed office for this district in 1999.
  • Brian Castro : 1,347
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel Da Ponte 5154 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Sullivan 2832

District 15

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Note: Incumbent Democrat John McBurney announced his intention to seek re-election but later decided not to file papers to do.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Marc Doughty (Fell 39 signatures short of the 100 required to qualify for the ballot)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donna Nesselbush 4044 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Elizabeth Crowley : 1,083 Approveda Incumbent Crowley first assumed office for this district in 2009.
  • Daniel Issa : 884
  • Hipolito Fontes (withdrew)
  • Thomas Lazieh (Did not file petition)
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Brandon Brown (Did not file petition)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Elizabeth Crowley 2521 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ernest Cabral 833

District 17

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Edward O'Neill : Approveda Incumbent O'Neill first assumed office for this district in 2009.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Noble 4441
Independent Edward O'Neill 5316 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Frank Devall : 1,508 Approveda Incumbent Devall first assumed office for this district in 2009.
  • John Rossi : 1,349
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Devall 3827 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stephen Gerling 1764
Independent James Miller 1063
Independent Isadore Ramos 2454

District 19

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Ryan Pearson : 1,855 Approveda
  • John Cullen : 1,076
  • Anthony Nobrega : 1,001
Note: Incumbent Democrat Daniel Connors announced his intention to seek re-election but later decided not to file papers to do.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan Pearson 5499
Republican Party Bethany Moura 5842 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Roger Picard : 1,722 Approveda Incumbent Picard first assumed office for this district in 2009.
  • Roger Jalette Sr. : 841
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roger Picard 5026 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steven Orsini 2818

District 21

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anthony Colaluca 4385
Republican Party Nicholas Kettle 4623 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent John Assalone 2678

District 22

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • John Tassoni : 1,710 Approveda Incumbent Tassoni first assumed office for this district in 2001.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Tassoni 5982 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Bibeault 4912

District 23

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Paul Fogarty : 1,761 Approveda Incumbent Fogarty first assumed office for this district in 1999.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Fogarty 5507 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Julian Forgue 5177

District 24

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Marc Cote : 1,486 Approveda Incumbent Cote first assumed office for this district in 1995.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marc Cote 4233 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Frank Lombardo III: 1,046 Approveda
  • Giovanni Conti: 1,037
  • Louis Prata: 822
  • Milan Azar: 777
  • John Vanner: 714
  • Joseph Accetturo: 635
  • Paul Santilli: 399
  • Dennis Parrillo: 393
  • Joseph Comella: (withdrew)
  • Lois Marandola: (Did not file petitions)
Note: Incumbent Democrat Christopher Maselli did not seek re-election in 2010.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Lombardo III 4753 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Fascia 2657
Independent Nikhol Bentley 292
Independent Raffaele Florio 332
Independent Eric O'Connor 1975
Independent Alan Ross 847

District 26

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Beatrice Lanzi : 1,196 Approveda Incumbent Lanzi first assumed office for this district in 2003.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Beatrice Lanzi 4672 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sean Gately 4370

District 27

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Hanna Gallo : 1,422 Approveda Incumbent Gallo first assumed office for this district in 1999.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Hanna Gallo 6164 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Eileen Grossman 3942

District 28

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Joshua Miller : 1,766 Approveda Incumbent Miller first assumed office for this district in 2007.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joshua Miller 4843 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Donald Normandin 2589
Independent Deloris Issler 1139

District 29

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Michael McCaffrey : 1,648 Approveda Incumbent McCaffrey first assumed office for this district in 1995.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael McCaffrey 7600 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • William Walaska : 1,305 Approveda Incumbent Walaska first assumed office for this district in 1995.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party William Walaska 5545 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Armand Lusi 4129

District 31

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • Erin Lynch : 1,600 Approveda Incumbent Lynch first assumed office for this district in 2009.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Erin Lynch 7261 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • David Bates : 581 Approveda Incumbent Bates first assumed office for this district in 1993.
Independent Independent candidate:
  • Girard Visconti (Did not file petitions)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Hasenfus 5127
Republican Party David Bates 5930 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Note: Incumbent Democrat Leonidas Raptakis did not seek re-election in 2010.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Hyde 4292
Republican Party Glenford Shibley 5472 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • Francis Maher : 751 Approveda Incumbent Maher first assumed office for this district in 2009.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jon Sawyer 4859
Republican Party Francis Maher 6110 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
Note: Incumbent Democrat Michael Lenihan did not seek re-election in 2010.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
Moderate Party Moderate Party primary result:
  • Jean Guliano (Withdrew so the primary was not held)

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Schwager 5078
Republican Party Dawson Hodgson 6006 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • James Sheehan : 2,114 Approveda Incumbent Sheehan first assumed office for this district in 2001.
  • Winters Hames III: (Did not file petitions)
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Sheehan 6462 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William Connelly 4663

District 37

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • V. Susan Sosnowski : 1,788 Approveda Incumbent Sosnowski first assumed office for this district in 1997.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party V. Susan Sosnowski 5916 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Kevin O'Neill 5598

District 38

Democratic Party September 14 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democrat filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party September 14 Republican primary result:
  • Dennis Algiere : 450 Approveda Incumbent Algiere first assumed office for this district in 1993.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dennis Algiere 8378 Green check mark transparent.png

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