2018 Senate Race: State: Rhode Island ( Sheldon Whitehouse v Bob Flanders )


Race Status

RESULT: Sheldon Whitehouse (Dem)

Strong Dem
INCUMBENT PARTY: Dem last updated: 10-15-2018
Key Dates
Filing Deadline: 06/27/2018
Primaries: 09/11/2018
General Election: 11/06/2018

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Democratic Candidate

Dem Incumbent

Sheldon Whitehouse II

Rep Candidate

Republican Candidate
Bob Flanders Jr.

Robert Nardolillo

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Bottom Line

Senator  Whitehouse has built a progressive record in a left leaning state. He’s a good fit and likely to win re-election handily.

2018 Rhode Island Data Card
Rhode Island Demographics
Demographic State Nation
Gender 48.6% Male
51.4% Female
51% Female
Race/Ethnicity 73.3% White/Caucasian
11.1% White/Hispanic
8.1% Black/African American
61% White
18% Hispanic
12% Black
5% Asian
2% Two or More
1% Native
Language Other than Eng at Home 21.4% 21.1%
High School Grad Rate 88.5% 87.5%
College Grad Rate 34.1% 31.3%
Per Capita Income $33,008 $31,128
Unemployment 4.3% 4.1
Median Age 40.2 37.9
Population 1056426 325.7 mil
Square Miles 1033.9 3,796,742
Population per SqMi 11021.8 185.8
People per Household 2.5 2.7
Foreign Born 14.1% 13.5%
Veteran 6.6% 7.4%
Geographic Mobility 14.1% 14.6%
Data Credits
State: www.census.gov
State/Miscellaneous: BALLOTPEDIA State Profile
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