2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 2018

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  RI Governor Gina Raimondo Bristol parade (cropped).jpg Allan Fung.jpg
Nominee Gina Raimondo Allan Fung
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 198,122 139,932
Percentage 52.6% 37.2%

Blue: Raimondo (D); Red: Fung (R)

Governor before election

Gina Raimondo
Democratic

Elected Governor

Gina Raimondo
Democratic

The 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 2018, to elect the Governor of Rhode Island, concurrently with the election of Rhode Island's Class I U.S. Senate seat, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

On September 12, 2018, incumbent governor Gina Raimondo and Cranston mayor and 2014 gubernatorial nominee Allan Fung won the Democratic and Republican primaries respectively, facing each other in a rematch of the 2014 election. Raimondo defeated Fung in the general election on November 6 to win a second term as governor, improving on her plurality win in 2014 to earn a majority of the votes, and becoming the first Gubernatorial candidate (incumbent or challenger) that won a majority of votes since Donald Carcieri in 2006.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Eliminated in primary[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

  • Paul Roselli, president of the Burrillville Land Trust (running for State Senate Dist. 23) (Endorsed Matt Brown) [6]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Matt Brown
Statewide politicians
Local officials
Individuals
  • Capri Catanzaro, Political Director of Rhode Island Progressive Democrats
  • Andrea James-Gomez, Youth & Programs Director of Rhode Island for Community & Justice
  • Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL Pro-Choice America
  • Barbara Roberts, Director, Women's Cardiac Center, The Miriam Hospital
  • Paul Roselli, President of Burrillville Land Trust, candidate for State Senate, withdrawn Democratic candidate for Governor [6]
  • Gloria Steinem, American feminist, journalist, and social political activist
Organizations

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gina Raimondo (incumbent) 66,978 57.1
Democratic Matt Brown 39,300 33.5
Democratic Spencer Dickinson 10,926 9.3
Total votes 117,204 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

Eliminated in primary[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Allan Fung
Federal Officials
State Officials
Local Officials
  • Scott Hirst, Town Moderator of Hopkinton[25]
  • Glen Shibley, President of the Coventry Town Council[24]
  • Michael Farina, President of the Cranston City Council[24]
  • Michael Favicchio, Vice-President of the Cranston City Council[24]
  • Christopher Paplauskas, Cranston city councilman[24]
  • Kenneth Hopkins, Cranston city councilman[24]
  • Trent Colford, Cranston city councilman[24]
  • Michael Isaacs, former President of the East Greenwich Town Council[24]
  • Rolland Grant, former Mayor of East Providence[24]
  • Kevin McGovern, President of the Exeter Town Council[24]
  • Frank Landolfi, President of the Hopkinton Town Council[24]
  • Liana Ferreira-Fenton, Middletown School Committeewoman[24]
  • Matthew Mannix, President Pro Tem of the Narragansett Town Council[24]
Party Leadership
Organizations
Newspapers

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Giovanni
Feroce
Allan
Fung
Patricia
Morgan
Undecided
National Research Inc. (R-Morgan) July 23–24, 2018 400 44% 33% 18%
Public Opinion Strategies (R-Fung) July 11–14, 2018 400 ± 4.9% 4% 62% 22% 10%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Allan Fung 18,577 56.4
Republican Patricia Morgan 13,208 40.1
Republican Giovanni Feroce 1,147 3.5
Total votes 32,932 100.0

Moderate primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Bill Gilbert, chairman of the Moderate Party of Rhode Island and nominee for lieutenant governor in 2014[36]

Independents[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Luis-Daniel Muñoz, physician and entrepreneur[37]
  • Joe Trillo, former Republican state representative[21]

Failed to qualify[edit]

  • Rebecca McLaughlin[38]

Declined[edit]

Minor third parties[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Anne Armstrong (Compassion Party), cannabis activist [39]

General election[edit]

Debates[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[40] Lean D October 26, 2018
Rothenberg Political Report[41] Lean D November 1, 2018
Sabato's Crystal Ball[42] Likely D October 25, 2018
Real Clear Politics[43] Likely D October 30, 2018
Daily Kos[44] Lean D October 26, 2018
Fox News[45][a] Likely D October 30, 2018
Politico[46] Lean D October 30, 2018
Governing[47] Lean D October 30, 2018
The Washington Post[48] Lean D October 16, 2018
FiveThirtyEight[49] Likely D November 1, 2018
Notes
  1. ^ The Fox News Midterm Power Rankings uniquely does not contain a category for Safe/Solid races

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Gina
Raimondo (D)
Allan
Fung (R)
Joe
Trillo (I)
Other Undecided
Fleming & Associates October 20–24, 2018 416 ± 4.8% 45% 34% 9% 4%[50] 8%
SocialSphere October 5–9, 2018 502 40% 32% 17% 11%
University of New Hampshire September 27 – October 6, 2018 503 ± 4.4% 48% 34% 5% 3%[51] 11%
Fleming & Associates September 14–17, 2018 420 ± 4.8% 43% 36% 7% 4%[52] 9%
Fleming & Associates July 28–31, 2018 407 ± 4.8% 39% 37% 6% 3%[53] 14%
SocialSphere May 30 – June 4, 2018 501 33% 33% 16% 18%
Fleming & Associates February 25–28, 2018 419 ± 4.8% 38% 36% 6% 17%
TargetPoint (R-Fung) November 4–6, 2017 600 ± 4.0% 41% 46%

Results[edit]

Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 2018[59]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Gina Raimondo (incumbent) 198,122 52.64% +11.94%
Republican Allan Fung 139,932 37.18% +0.94%
Independent Joe Trillo 16,532 4.39% N/A
Moderate Bill Gilbert 10,155 2.70% -18.68%
Independent Luis-Daniel Munoz 6,223 1.65% N/A
Compassion Anne Armstrong 4,191 1.11% N/A
n/a Write-ins 1,246 0.33% +0.10%
Total votes 376,401 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Records: Raimondo Has $2 Million Before 2018 Campaign". Usnews.com. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  2. ^ "Gina Raimondo (@GinaRaimondo) | Twitter". Twitter.com. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
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  5. ^ Plain, Bob (October 2, 2017). "Spencer Dickinson is running for governor". Rhode Island's Future. Retrieved October 4, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Roselli ends race for governor, endorses Matt Brown, will run for vacant Senate District 23 seat". Upriseri.com. June 14, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  7. ^ Pindell, James (May 29, 2018). "Lincoln Chafee says he will not run for US Senate in Rhode Island". The Boston Globe. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
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  9. ^ a b c d Gregg, Katherine (December 28, 2016). "Who will challenge Raimondo in '18?". The Providence Journal. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  10. ^ Gregg, Katherine (November 7, 2017). "Dan McKee launches campaign for reelection as lieutenant governor". The Providence Journal. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
  11. ^ Anderson, Patrick (June 28, 2018). "Chafee endorses Matt Brown for governor". The Providence Journal.
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  13. ^ "Justice Democrats : Candidates". Now.justicedemocrats.com. Archived from the original on June 27, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
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  17. ^ "Patricia Morgan first to formally announce 2018 run for RI governor". WPRI 12. October 23, 2017.
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  21. ^ a b Anderson, Patrick (December 5, 2017). "Joe Trillo to run for governor as an independent". The Providence Journal. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
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  26. ^ "International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 301 Endorse Fung for Governor". GoLocalProv. October 15, 2018.
  27. ^ "North Kingstown Republican Town Committee Endorses Mayor Fung for Governor – Allan Fung for Governor". Allanfung.com. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
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  29. ^ "Cranston Republicans Unanimously Endorse Allan Fung for Governor - Home - Cranston Republican City Committee". Home - Cranston Republican City Committee. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  30. ^ "Lincoln Republican Town Committee Endorses Mayor Allan Fung for Governor – Allan Fung for Governor". Allanfung.com. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  31. ^ "Warwick Republican City Committee Endorses Fung for Governor – Allan Fung for Governor". Allanfung.com. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
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  37. ^ Kriss, Lexi (January 16, 2018). "RI doctor, entrepreneur announces gubernatorial run". WPRI. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
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  39. ^ Gregg, Katherine (February 18, 2018). "Political Scene: Gearing up for gun bill battles at General Assembly". Providence Journal. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
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  42. ^ "Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball » 2018 Governor". Centerforpolitics.org. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  43. ^ "2018 Governor Races". Real Clear Politics. August 9, 2018.
  44. ^ "Daily Kos Elections 2018 race ratings". Daily Kos. June 5, 2018.
  45. ^ "2018 Midterm Power Ranking". Fox News.
  46. ^ "Politico Race Ratings". Politico.
  47. ^ http://www.governing.com/governor-races-2018#RI_block
  48. ^ "The Washington Post's gubernatorial race ratings". The Washington Post. October 16, 2018.
  49. ^ "2018 Governor Forecast | FiveThirtyEight". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved October 17, 2018.
  50. ^ Bill Gilbert (M) and Anne Armstrong (C) with 2%, Luis-Daniel Muñoz (I) with 1%
  51. ^ Bill Gilbert (M), Anne Armstrong (C), and Luis-Daniel Muñoz (I) with 1%, other with 0%
  52. ^ Bill Gilbert (M) with 2%, Anne Armstrong (C) and Luis-Daniel Muñoz (I) with 1%
  53. ^ Bill Gilbert (M), Anne Armstrong (C), and Luis-Daniel Muñoz (I) with 1%
  54. ^ Bill Gilbert (M), Anne Armstrong (C), and Luis-Daniel Muñoz (I) with 2%
  55. ^ Anne Armstrong (C) with 3%, Luis-Daniel Muñoz (I) with 2%, Bill Gilbert (M) with 1%
  56. ^ Bill Gilbert (M) with 3%, Anne Armstrong (C) with 2%, Luis-Daniel Muñoz (I) with 1%
  57. ^ Bill Gilbert (M) with 4%, Anne Armstrong (C) with 3%, Luis-Daniel Muñoz (I) with 2%
  58. ^ Anne Armstrong (C) with 5%, Bill Gilbert (M) with 3%, Luis-Daniel Muñoz (I) with 2%
  59. ^ https://www.ri.gov/election/results/2018/general_election/

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites