Campaign 2012
State Facts
Capitol:Providence
Nickname:Little Rhody; Ocean State
Bird:Rhode Island Red
Motto:Hope
Electoral Votes:4
Democrat Delegates:32
Republican Delegates:21
Secretary of State
Name:Ralph Mollis
Address:218 State House, Providence, RI 02903
Phone:(401) 222-2357
Fax:(401) 222-1356
Email:aralphmollis@sos.ri.gov
Website:http://www.sec.state.ri.us/elections
Election Vitals
Governor:Lincoln Chafee (I) next election 2014
Senator:Jack Reed (D) re-election 2014
Senator:Sheldon Whitehouse (D) re-election 2012
Election Schedule
Presidential Primary:April 24, 2012
State Primary:September 11, 2012
Past Presidential Elections

2008

Barack Obama:63.1%
John McCain:35.2%

2004

John Kerry:59.5%
George Bush:38.7%

2000

Al Gore:61.0%
Ralph Nader:6.1%
George Bush:31.9%

1996

Bill Clinton:59.7%
Ross Perot:11.2%
Bob Dole:26.8%

1992

Bill Clinton:47.0%
Ross Perot:23.2%
George Bush:29.0%

1988

Michael Dukakis:55.6%
George Bush:43.9%
Previous Election Results, other races

2010 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Frank CaprioDemocratic73,141100.0%

2010 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Frank CaprioDemocratic78,89623.0%
Lincoln ChafeeIndependent123,57136.1%
Ken BlockModerate22,1466.5%
John RobitailleRepublican114,91133.6%

2010 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Victor MoffittRepublican5,61329.8%
John RobitailleRepublican13,20470.2%

2008 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jack ReedDemocratic48,03886.8%
Christopher YoungDemocratic7,27713.2%

2008 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jack ReedDemocratic320,64473.4%
Bob TingleRepublican116,17426.6%

2006 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Charles FogartyDemocratic69,608100.0%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Carl SheelerDemocratic6,7588.0%
Sheldon WhitehouseDemocratic69,30181.5%
Christopher YoungDemocratic8,94110.5%

2006 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Charles FogartyDemocratic189,56249.0%
Don CarcieriRepublican197,36651.0%

2006 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Sheldon WhitehouseDemocratic206,11053.5%
Lincoln ChafeeRepublican179,00146.5%

2006 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Lincoln ChafeeRepublican34,93954.2%
Stephen LaffeyRepublican29,55645.8%

2006 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Don CarcieriRepublican51,660100.0%

2002 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Antonio PiresDemocratic26,83822.5%
Sheldon WhitehouseDemocratic45,88038.4%
Myrth YorkDemocratic46,80639.2%

2002 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John ReedDemocratic253,92278.4%
Robert TingleRepublican69,88121.6%

2002 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Myrth YorkDemocratic150,22945.2%
Donald CarcieriRepublican181,82754.8%

2002 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
James BennettRepublican8,51833.1%
Donald CarcieriRepublican17,22766.9%

2000 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Richard LichtDemocratic38,28142.5%
Robert WeygandDemocratic51,76957.5%

2000 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Robert WeygandDemocratic161,02341.1%
Lincoln ChafeeRepublican222,58856.9%

1998 Governor Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Jack PotterDemocratic11,05517.1%
Myrth YorkDemocratic53,56182.9%

1998 Governor General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Robert Healey Jr.Cool Moose19,2506.3%
Myrth YorkDemocratic129,10542.1%
Lincoln AlmondRepublican156,18051.0%

1996 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Don GilDemocratic9,55413.9%
John ReedDemocratic59,33686.1%

1996 Senate General Election

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
John ReedDemocratic230,67663.5%
Nancy MayerRepublican127,36835.1%

1996 Senate Primary

CandidateParty# Votes% Votes
Theodore LeonardRepublican1,0727.2%
Nancy MayerRepublican11,60077.5%
Thomas Post IIIRepublican2,30215.4%
Demographics
Population1,052,886
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up14.5%

Ethnicity

Percentage White81.4%
Percentage Black5.7%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native1.2%
Percentage Asian2.9%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander0.1%
Percentage Mixed Race3.3%
Percentage Other Race6.0%
Percentage Hispanic12.4%
Percentage Non Hispanic White76.3%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black4.9%
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English20.9%

Income

Median Household Income$52,254
Percentage Income in Poverty in 200914.0%

Energy

Percentage Homes heated by Electricity8.6%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas47.8%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil36.7%

Employment & Education

Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up46.6%
Percentage with a College Degree30.5%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers36.3%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers24.8%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers12.6%

Unemployment

Unemployment figures as of October 2012

Unemployment rate10.4%
Unemployment Monthly Change-0.1%

Marriage

Percentage Married Couples42.0%
Percentage Married Couples with Children17.2%
Percentage Married Couple Both Work38.9%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male0.4%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female0.4%

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