Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D) is favored to win a third term. Republicans have coalesced around former state Supreme Court justice Robert Flanders. State Rep. Robert Nardolillo left the race after Flanders won the GOP endorsement.
Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) is facing a difficult re-election bid. Former Rhode Island secretary of state Matt Brown (D) declared to run against her in the primary. Candidates in the Republican primary include former Cranston mayor Allan Fung, who lost to Raimondo in her 2014 race, state House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan and former state legislator Giovanni Feroce, a former CEO of jewelry company Alex and Ani.
Prosecutors are closely examining both Stone’s public comments and alleged private assertions in 2016 suggesting he had a way to reach WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to people familiar with the probe.