Polls are Closed
Half an Hour ‘Til Poll Closing
Consider this an open thread for observations & predictions for primary day…
[11:29] Incumbent Democrat Michael Pinga (who upset former Senate Finance Committee Chairman Steven Alves in the last election) holds on to beat his challenger Peter Calci in District 9, 52.8% – 47.2%.
[11:26] Lombardo over Conti in Johnston Senate District 25, by 13 votes.
[11:10] Incumbent Democrat Kenneth Vaudreuil loses to James McLaughlin in District 57 (Central Falls/Cumberland), 52.5% – 47.5%.
[11:06] Incumbent Democratic Rep. Christopher Fierro loses to Robert Phillips in District 51, 53.3% – 46.7% (h/t Brassband).
[10:58] In the Republican primary in Senate District 36, William Connelly beats Michael Riley 52.3% – 47.7%.
[10:55] Doreen Costa has won the Republican Primary in District 31 with 63.6% of the vote, over James Halley and Ann Marie Marshall.
[10:51] With 5 of 6 precincts in, incumbent Republican State Rep. Jack Savage has a 70-30 lead over challenger Stephanie Sivalingham.
[10:44] Incumbent Democratic State Representative Joseph Almeida has lost to Leo Medina 51.9% – 48.1%. Almeida was a regular of sponsor of lots of progressive legislation; there’s not any strong pattern emerging in these results.
[10:37] Incumbent Democrat Representative Peter Wasylyk losing to Raymond Hull in Providence 59.2% – 40.8% with 8 of 9 precincts in. No idea what the implications are on this one.
[10:29] Justin wanted something unpredictable: District 21 Incumbent Senator Leo Blais has lost to Nicholas Kettle in the Republican primary, 51.3%-48.7%
[10:23] Incumbent conservative Democrat Doug Gablinske loses to Richard Morrison in District 68, 46.7% – 53.3%
[10:19] On the other hand, in district 35, incumbent Michael Rice who I believe had a pretty good reputation amongst progressives has lost to Spencer Dickinson 53.4%-46.6% who ran as a folksy common-sense Democrat for Lieutenant Governor four years ago.
[10:15] Progressives flex their muscle: Teresa Tanzi beats incumbent David Caprio in district 34, 57.8% – 42.2% (setting the stage for a matchup with Tim Burchett).
[10:11] Democratic Rep. Al Gemma in big trouble in Warwick, down 37-63 with 7 of 9 precincts in.
[10:03] With 58% of precincts reporting, it will be very surprising if it’s not Robitaille, Rogers, and Zaccaria on the Republican statewide side.
[10:01] One incumbent legislator in trouble: Michel Rice is losing to Spencer Dickinson 46-54 in District 35 (South Kingstown), with one precinct left to report.
[9:51] The free-for-all Democratic primary in Johnston is coming down to Frank Lombardo vs. Giovanni Conti. They’re separated by one vote, with only one precinct left to report.
[9:48] Same 33% as the previous item: CICILLINE 36.3% LYNCH 22.1% GEMMA 21.3% SEGAL 20.3%: KILMARTIN 41.7% ARCHAMBAULT 35.7% FERNANDEZ 22.6%: LANGEVIN 5.6% DENNIGAN 35.2% GRECO 9.2%
[9:45] OK, real numbers now: 33% of precincts in: ROBITAILLE 66.7% MOFFITT 33.3%: ZACCARIA 55.9% CLEGG 21.4% GARDINER 13.1%
[9:37] 7% of precincts in: ROBITAILLE 65.6% MOFFITT 34.4%: ZACCARIA 53.5%, CLEGG 22.7% GARDINER 14.4%.
[9:32] From AR’s news that will be stale in about 5 minutes bureau: The 4 precincts that are in from the official BOE tally are from Johnston, Coventry, and 2 from Portsmouth.
[9:28] Live numbers are up on the BOE website…
[9:00] Polls are closed. Anyone have an exit poll they want to leak?
[8:53] Patrick’s comment of “All favorites win” reminds me to ask: did I miss the Projo endorsements list, or did they just not do them?
[8:46] Ted Nesi of WPRI-TV’s campaign blog notes that Politico has picked up the John Robitaille/Frank Caprio story.