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  RI US Senate - R Primary
RACE DETAILS
Parents > United States > Rhode Island > Senate Class I
OfficeSenate
TypeRepublican Primary Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 2006 - 12:00pm
Polls Open September 12, 2006 - 06:00am
Polls Close September 12, 2006 - 08:00pm
Term Start January 03, 2007 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 2013 - 12:00pm
Turnout 91.91% Registered 6.15% Total Population
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedRBH July 04, 2010 01:57pm
Data Sources[Link]
Description
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/07/2000
NameLincoln Chafee Votes222,588 (56.88%)
Term01/03/2001 - 01/03/2007 Margin61,565 (+15.73%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/2006
NameSheldon Whitehouse Votes206,110 (53.47%)
Term01/03/2007 - 01/03/2013 Margin27,109 (+7.03%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
RaceRI US Senate 11/07/2006
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KEY RACE? 10.0000000000 Average
LEANING PREDICTIONS    Detail
Leaning Graph
11/28/2004 09/12/2006
CandidateSlightLeanStrongSafe
Stephen Laffey 15 8 ----
Lincoln Chafee 12 1 3 8
Leaning Call: Lincoln Chafee (63.95%)
Weighted Call: Stephen Laffey (68.16%)
MATCHUP POLL GRAPH
Poll Graph
09/10/2005 08/30/2006

CANDIDATES
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Name (I) Sen. Lincoln Chafee Mayor Stephen Laffey  
PartyRepublican Republican  
Website [Website] [Website]  
Certified Votes34,939 (54.17%) 29,556 (45.83%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -5,383 (-8.35%)  
Predict Avg.44.60% 55.36%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
MATCHUP POLLS (8 from 5 pollsters)
Adj Poll Avg40.96%-- 42.46%--  
Public Opinion Strategies (R) 
08/29/06-08/30/06
53.00% -- 39.00% --
Rhode Island College 
08/28/06-08/30/06
34.00% 5.0 51.00% 13.0
Rhode Island College 
06/19/06-06/22/06
39.00% 17.0 38.00% 10.0
National Research Inc. (R) 
05/21/06-05/24/06
46.00% -- 44.00% --
American Research Group 
04/25/06-05/02/06
48.00% -- 39.00% --
Rhode Island College 
04/17/06-04/20/06
56.00% -- 28.00% --
ENDORSEMENTS
Endorsements
R John McCain [L]
LBT Silver Dime
D Homegrown Democrat
  US Chamber of Commerce
R Captain America
CST off_to_DC
R PragCon 3.0
R TurnerforCongress
 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 02, 2006 08:00pm Commentary Club for Growth: Chafing Chafee's Record  Article Chase McFadden 
Aug 31, 2006 02:00pm Poll Laffey Takes Commanding Lead in [RI] Republican U. S. Senate Primary  Article ArmyDem 
Aug 20, 2006 03:45pm General Rebellion by Base Roils a Republican Race; Conservative's Run Against Moderate May Hand Rhode Island Senate Seat to Democrats  Article Brandon 
Aug 06, 2006 06:00pm Analysis Wife of Convicted GOP Official Hired by Chafee Campaign  Article RP 
Jun 29, 2006 11:00am News Laffey dismisses his party's convention  Article Nothing wrong, just gone 
Apr 14, 2006 12:00pm News [RI] A Republican on the Edge  Article ArmyDem 

DISCUSSION
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D:1470Tsongas Democrat ( -99.1481 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:27:16 AM UTC0:00
More Democrats turned out for Whitehouse than Republicans for Chafee / Laffey COMBINED.

Interesting...

 
R:373... ( 421.7247 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:28:41 AM UTC0:00
It's a Democratic state, fool.

 
D:1470Tsongas Democrat ( -99.1481 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:28:55 AM UTC0:00
No numbers from Providence yet...it might swing the election either way.

 
D:1470Tsongas Democrat ( -99.1481 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:30:03 AM UTC0:00
That means that Whitehouse has an energized base. Chafee, however, will be going into the general election with a divided Republican primary vote...exactly like Joe Lieberman.

 
D:1470Tsongas Democrat ( -99.1481 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:30:18 AM UTC0:00
...I meant Ned Lamont.

 
R:373... ( 421.7247 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:31:57 AM UTC0:00
LOL... oh boy. This race is different from that circus you have going on in Connecticut. Unlike most of you, I would be happy with either Laffey or Chafee in the Senate.

 
R:1491AirForceGeorge ( 0.1580 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:38:34 AM UTC0:00
80% of 515 Reporting
LINCOLN CHAFEE 27,155 54%

STEPHEN LAFFEY 23,163 46%


 
R:1491AirForceGeorge ( 0.1580 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:40:24 AM UTC0:00
Channel 12 in Providence just called the race for Chaffee.

 
R:1153J.R. ( 744.6801 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:41:35 AM UTC0:00
And the Linc lives to fight another day.

 
R:373... ( 421.7247 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:46:18 AM UTC0:00
OH NO!!!!! THE SURE DEMOCRATIC PICKUP IS NOW GONE!!!!!!!!!! OH-NO!!!!!!!!

 
IND:1196Monsieur ( 5890.8623 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:49:35 AM UTC0:00
The Dems still have a fairly good chance at winning this seat, it's just going to be a lot tougher than it could have been.

 
D:318New York Democrat ( 247.7782 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:56:17 AM UTC0:00
At least we drained the financial resources of the NRSC.

 
R:1153J.R. ( 744.6801 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:58:43 AM UTC0:00
Time to move Chafee to the front lines of the battle. To get to Talent and DeWine you'll have to spend a few bucks getting through Chafee. THAT'S his service to the party.

 
L:1795FBL ( 789.6291 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 05:59:37 AM UTC0:00
while this race is still in the tossup category. The NRSC did get what they wanted here. chalk up one for the DC repubs this year

 
R:373... ( 421.7247 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 06:03:14 AM UTC0:00
WE DID IT!!! Now all we have to do is reach out to moderate Democratc and independent voters to win this race. With Laffey, that would have been impossible.

 
AKI:18*crickets chirp* ( 1059.8746 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 06:19:57 AM UTC0:00
"At least we drained the financial resources of the NRSC."

Glad to know that you're such a huge donor to the Club for Growth.

 
D:1778Buddy ( 1504.2893 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 06:31:06 AM UTC0:00
This will still be a big race in the general-Chafee barely won, and I doubt many of the Laffey voters will be going to him (they'll either stay at home or, if they were Democrats being sneaky for the general, will vote for Whitehouse).

 
R:373... ( 421.7247 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 06:46:50 AM UTC0:00
That sound you're hearing in Washington is the DSCC booing this result.

 
R:1153J.R. ( 744.6801 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 06:51:47 AM UTC0:00
Who's this CBlock guy? He's the only one who called it.

 
I:681excelsior ( 1819.1344 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 06:54:00 AM UTC0:00
"I doubt many of the Laffey voters will be going to him (they'll either stay at home or, if they were Democrats being sneaky for the general, will vote for Whitehouse)." --Buddy

My guess is that the GOP Laffey voters will show up for Carcieri in the governor's race. And once in the polling booth I suspect that they will hold their nose (hard) and vote for Chafee over Whitehouse.

 
Un:352Ralphie (12176.8838 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 07:08:47 AM UTC0:00
I'm glad my prediction was wrong here.

 
D:263mtrz ( -39.8779 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 07:40:58 AM UTC0:00
I did say Chafee by 8, but I didn't enter a prediction. Oh well.

 
REFS:83-- ( 1800.0782 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 08:21:29 PM UTC0:00
...: That sound you're hearing in Washington is the DSCC booing this result.

Well, it appears the DSCC and conservative Republicans are doing pretty much the same thing.

This is a good win for the GOP. They avoided a sure loss by renominating Chafee.

 
D:263mtrz ( -39.8779 points)
Wed, September 13, 2006 09:28:49 PM UTC0:00
Rhode Island Republicans are smarter than Tuscon ones.

 
D:995asearchforreason ( 774.6185 points)
Thu, October 12, 2006 07:19:58 AM UTC0:00
That Rhode Island College poll wasn't too close, was it?