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2008 Rhode Island Congressional and Statewide Races
Presidential Primary Filing Deadline: 12/7/07, Presidential Primary: 3/4/08, Minor Party Filing Deadline: 5/30/08, Primary Filing Deadline: 6/25/08, Presidential Filing Deadline: 6/25/08, Primary: 9/9/08, Independent Filing Deadline: 9/5/08, General Election 11/4/08,
Last Updated: November 15, 2007
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President, 59.4% in '04 for Kerry, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Obama, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Obama, Cook Political Report: Solid Obama, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe / Likely Obama, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Obama,
U.S. Sen. Barack H. Obama (D-IL) 63.1%, U.S. Sen. John S. McCain, III (R-AZ) 35.2%, Ralph Nader (I-CT) 1.0%,
ex-U.S. Rep. Robert L. "Bob" Barr (L-GA) 0.3%,
ex-U.S. Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney (G-GA) 0.2%,
Minister Charles O. "Chuck" Baldwin (C-FL) 0.1%,
Gloria E. LaRiva (PSL-CA) 0.0%,
Hillary Clinton (D/WI) 655 votes, Ron Paul (D/WI) 472 votes, No Vote (WI) 43 votes, Mike Huckabee (R/WI) 34 votes, Mitt Romney (R/WI) 25 votes, Al Gore (D/WI) 15 votes, Colin Powell (R/WI) 14 votes, Mickey Mouse (WI) 11 votes, None of the Above (WI) 11 votes, Stephen Colbert (WI) 8 votes, Jesus (WI) 7 votes, Bill Clinton (D/WI) 6 votes, Michael Bloomberg (WI) 6 votes, Alan Keyes (AI/WI) 5 votes, Jessie Ventura (Ind/WI) 5 votes, Joe the Plummer (R/WI) 5 votes, Buddy Cianci (D/WI) 5 votes, Dennis Kucinich (D/WI) 5 votes,
Senator 78.4% in '02, 2nd term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Cook Political Report: Solid Democrat, National Journal's Rankings: Least Likely to Switch Parties, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic, Rothenberg Political Report: Safe Democrat, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball: Solid Democratic,
John F. "Jack" Reed (D) 73.4%, ex-casino employee / '00 Congressional nominee / '02 nominee Robert G. Tingle (R) 26.6%, The Jockey (WI) 809 votes, Christohper Young (D/WI) 262 votes, Blank (WI) 67 votes, Lincoln Chafee (I/WI) 33 votes, None of the Above (WI) 13 votes, Mickey Mouse (WI) 10 votes, Robert Healey (Cool/WI) 10 votes, Buddy Cianci (D/WI) 9 votes, Michael Brown (WI) 8 votes, Donald Duck (WI) 7 votes, Steve Laffey (WI) 5 votes,
1st Congressional District, 69.2% in '06, 7th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
Patrick J. Kennedy (D) 68.6%, '06 nominee Jonathon P. Scott (R) 24.3%, '06 candidate Kenneth A. Capalbo (I) 7.1%,
David Lanasse (WI) 29 votes, Blank 20 votes, The Jockey (WI) 20 votes, Lincoln Chaffee (WI) 8 votes, Mickey Mouse (WI) 5 votes,
2nd Congressional District, 72.7% in '06, 4th term, Polls
D.C.'s Political Report's Rating: Democratic, Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard: Safe Democratic, Roll Call's Outlook: Safe Democratic,
James R. Langevin (D) 70.1%, Ex-Town Councilman Mark S. Zaccaria (R) 29.9%, '98 Lt. Gov. nominee / '02 write-in Governor candidate Jeffery C. Johnson (G/WI),
Blank 31 votes, The Jockey (WI) 17 votes, Rod Driver (WI) 14 votes, Christopher Young (WI) 6 votes, Mickey Mouse 5 votes, Jennifer Lawless (D/WI) 5 votes,

1. Link to Predictions:
D.C.'s Political Report,
Washington Post's Chris Cillizza,
Campaign & Elections: Political Oddsmaker,
Congressional Quarterly's Scorecard,
Cook Political Report,
National Journal's Rankings,
Roll Call's Outlook,
Rothenberg Political Report,
Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball,

2. D.C.'s Political Report's stars indicate the rating of the race from 1 star to 5 stars depending on its entertainment value.
The color indicates D.C.'s Political Report's prediction of the winning party.
= Democrat retain control, = Democrats take over control,
= Republican retain control, = Republicans take over control,
= Independent / 3rd Party retains control, = Independent / 3rd Party take over control
Bold indicates incumbent. Yellow district indicates open races.
Light Blue boxes indicates Democrats maintained control. Light Red boxes indicates Republicans maintained control.
Blue boxes indicates Democrats took control. Red boxes indicates Republicans took control.

3. Key to Rhode Island Political Parties:
(C) = Constitution Party
(D) = Democratic Party
(G) = Green Party
(I) = independent candidates
(L) = Libertarian Party
(R) = Republican Party

4. Rhode Island Media Links:
Barrington Times
Bristol Phoenix
College Hill Independent
Inside Politics
Ocean State Online
Pawtucket Times
Providence Journal-Bulletin
Providence Phoenix
Sakonnet Times
Warren Times-Gazette
Warwick Beacon
Woonsocket Call

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