2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island

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United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island, 2016

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Both Rhode Island seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 2 0
Seats won 2 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 263,648 141,324
Percentage 61.10% 32.75%
Swing Increase0.14% Decrease6.05%

United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island, 2016 results by district.svg
Popular vote by congressional district. As this is a first-past-the-post election, seat totals are not determined by total popular vote in the state, but instead by results in each congressional district.

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Rhode Island were held on November 8, 2016, to elect the 2 U.S. Representatives from the state of Rhode Island, one from each of the state's 2 congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries took place on September 13.

District 1[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Cicilline (incumbent) 24,136 67.6
Democratic Christopher F. Young 11,594 32.4
Total votes 35,730 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • H. Russell Taub[3]
Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harold Russell Taub 629 100.0

Official campaign websites[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Rhode Island's 1st congressional district, 2016 [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David Cicilline (incumbent) 130,540 64.5
Republican Harold Russell Taub 71,023 35.1
n/a Write-ins 814 0.4
Total votes 202,371 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Langevin defeated both primary challengers handily, with 64.9% of the vote to Archer's 18.8% and Hamilton's 16.8% in the September 13 primary.

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Langevin (incumbent) 16,334 64.4
Democratic Steven Archer 4,768 18.8
Democratic John D. Hamilton 4,272 16.8
Total votes 25,374 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

  • Rhue R. Reis,[6] Republican nominee for this seat in 2014

Reis was unopposed for the Republican nomination.

Results[edit]

Republican primary results [2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rhue R. Reis 641 100.0

Independent candidates[edit]

Official campaign websites[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district, 2016 [5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Langevin (incumbent) 133,108 58.1
Republican Rhue R. Reis 70,301 30.7
Independent Jeffrey C. Johnson 16,253 7.1
Independent Salvatore G. Caiozzo 8,942 3.9
n/a Write-ins 544 0.2
Total votes 229,148 100.0
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nagle, Kate (August 26, 2015). "Could Taveras Run Against Cicilline?". Go Local Prov. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "2016 Statewide Primary". State of Rhode Island Board of Elections. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  3. ^ Heinis, John (March 4, 2015). "22-year-old ex-Bayonne council candidate opens political action committee". Hudson County View. Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Allen, Matt (March 28, 2016). "PODCAST: Rep MacBeth joins GOP, loses House leadership spot". WPRO (AM).
  5. ^ a b "2016 General Election Statewide Summary". State of Rhode Island Board of Elections. November 8, 2016. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  6. ^ http://sos.ri.gov/candidates/search/