RHODE ISLAND
     Nov. 6, 2018 Senate

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+Sheldon Whitehouse (D) i
231,477
61.44%
Bob Flanders (R)
144,421
38.33%
w/in
840
0.22%

376,738

Plurality: 87,056 votes (23.11 percentage points).
 RI Board of Elections



Notes: 
As expected Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D) faced little difficulty in his bid for a third term.  Prior to being elected in 2006 Whitehouse served as state attorney general from 1999-2003 and was an unsuccessful candidate for governor in 2002.  He faced Bob Flanders (R), who served eight years on the Rhode Island Supreme Court (1996-2004).  Flanders won 87.7% of the vote in the Sept. 12 primary, handily defeating multi-state gadfly candidate Rocky de la Fuente.  Whitehouse and Flanders engaged in two televised debates: on Oct. 9 on WPRI 12 (+) and on Oct. 20 at University of Rhode Island (+).

Campaign Managers:
Sheldon Whitehouse: 
Joe Caizzo
(2017)  Principal at Knox Cannon Strategies, LLC from Jan. 2012.  
Rhode Island state director on Hillary for America from June 2016.  Rhode Island communications and political director (March-April 2016) and Massachusetts communications and political director (Dec. 2015-March 2016) on Bernie 2016.  Has worked on many campaigns in Mass. including most recently political advisor to Seth Moulton for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Mike Lake for lieutenant governor, June-Sept. 2014; and political director on Don Berwick for governor, April 2013-May 2014.  B.A. in history and theology from Barry University, 2009.

Bob Flanders:  Richard Kirby
Attorney; experience includes city manager of East Providence to Oct. 2015-Sept. 2016; member of the Rhode Island Ethics Commission, including two years as chairman; and city solicitor for Central Falls.
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Marissa Martinez served as campaign manager from Sept. 2017-Mar. 2018.

 
  




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