Monday, October 13, 2008

Rhode Island Senate Election

Democratic incumbent: Jack Reed

Republican candidate: Robert Tingle

Reed, 58, has been in the Senate since 1997. He represented Rhode Island in the U.S. House from 1991 to 1997. Reed had earlier been a state senator.

Tingle constitutes token opposition in this race. I found almost no information about him on the Web.

Democrats have strongly dominated this state's U.S. Senate elections in the past few decades. The Republican Chafees, father and son, held the other Senate seat for 30 years, ending in 2007. Otherwise, no Republican has won a U.S. Senate election in Rhode Island in the post-World War II era.

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