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Rhode Island

U.S. President -- Rhode Island
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 John F. Kerry (D) 247,407  60  
 George W. Bush * (R) 161,654  39  
 Other 6,499  2  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP
EDITOR'S NOTE: Rhode Island has 4 out of 538 total electoral votes.
County by County Results

U.S. House -- Rhode Island District 1
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 Patrick J. Kennedy * (D) 118,944  64  
 David W. Rogers (R) 66,746  36  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

U.S. House -- Rhode Island District 2
Updated 11/24/04 1:59 AM ET
Precincts:100%
Incumbent* declared winner
 CandidatesVotes % 
 James R. Langevin * (D) 147,247  75  
 Chuck C. Barton (R) 40,735  21  
 Other 9,110  5  
Full Results | Key to Party Abbreviations Source: AP

Rhode Island Politics

Other than House seats, Rhode Island has no major offices up for election this season.

Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy will take on former Navy SEAL David Rogers, who had challenged Kennedy in 2002. Both were easily elected in the primaries.

Incumbent Democrat Rep. James Langevin was unopposed in the primary. He takes on Republican Arthur 'Chuck' Barton.

In his first term as governor, Republican Don Carcieri's support is strong but declining, as the political newcomer struggles with a state budget crisis. Carcieri defeated three-time Democratic candidate Myrth York in a close race to succeed Republican Gov. Lincoln Almond, who could not run because of term limits.

Carcieri has warned state agencies to prepare for cuts of up to 10 percent in their budgets, which could lead to up to $112 million in reduced spending for government services.

He has also started negotiations with state workers in the final year of contracts by offering a choice between a cut in pay or benefits.

Carcieri also has a goal of creating 20,000 new jobs during his term, which ends in 2006, by positioning the state as a center for business innovation.

Other than House races, no major offices are up for re-election in 2004.

In the 2002 races, incumbent Democratic Senator Jack Reed was elected to a second term, an easy winner over Republican casino pit boss Bob Tingle.

In the House races, incumbent Democrat Patrick Kennedy earned a fifth term despite challenges to his accountability from Republican Dave Rogers, a former Navy SEAL.

Voters favored a nonbinding measure to balance power between the state's executive and legislative branches.

--The Associated Press

       

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Previous Presidential Votes
2000 Primary Winners
Democrats: Gore with 56.9%
Republicans: McCain with 60.2%
2000 General Election
Gore (D): 61.0%
Bush (R): 31.9%
1996 General Election
Clinton (D): 59.7%
Dole (R): 26.8%

Election Dates
Presidential primary
March 2, 2004

State primary
September 14, 2004

Delegates/Electoral Votes
Democratic Delegates:
   Pledged: 21
   Unpledged: 11
   Total: 32
Republican Delegates: 21
Electoral Votes: 4






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