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Rhode Island Republican Party
ChairpersonSue Cienki
Senate LeaderJessica de la Cruz
House LeaderMichael Chippendale
Founded1854
Headquarters1800 Post Rd., Suite 17-I
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886
Membership (2021)112,334[1]
IdeologyConservatism
National affiliationRepublican Party
Colors  Red (unofficial)
Seats in the U.S. Senate
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Seats in the U.S. House
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Statewide Executive Offices
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Seats in the State Senate
5 / 38
Seats in the State House
10 / 75
Website
ri.gop

The Rhode Island Republican Party is the affiliate of the United States Republican Party in Rhode Island.

Elected officials

Members of Congress

U.S. Senate

Both of Rhode Island's U.S. Senate seats have been held by Democrats since 2006. Lincoln Chafee was the last Republican to represent Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate. First elected in 2000, Chafee lost his bid for a second term in 2006 to Sheldon Whitehouse who has held the seat since.

U.S. House of Representatives

Both of Rhode Island's congressional districts have been held by Democrats since 1994. The last Republican to represent Rhode Island in the House of Representatives was Ronald Machtley. First elected in 1988, Machtley opted not to run for re-election in 1994, instead unsuccessfully running for the Republican nomination for Governor. Kevin Vigilante ran as the Republican nominee in the 1994 election and was subsequently defeated by Democratic challenger Patrick J. Kennedy.

Statewide offices

Rhode Island has not elected any GOP candidates to statewide office since 2006, when Donald Carcieri was re-elected as governor. In 2010, term limits prevented Carcieri from seeking a third term. Businessman John Robitaille ran as the Republican nominee in the 2010 election and was subsequently defeated by Independent challenger Lincoln Chafee.

Legislative

Local

References

  1. ^ Winger, Richard. "March 2021 Ballot Access News Print Edition". Ballot Access News. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-18. Retrieved 2011-12-06.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-17. Retrieved 2011-12-06.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Mayor of Cranston | About Mayor Ken Hopkins".