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United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 2008

United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 2008

November 4, 2008

Nominee Jack Reed Robert Tingle
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 320,644 116,174
Percentage 73.4% 26.6%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Jack Reed

Elected U.S. Senator

Jack Reed

The 2008 United States Senate election in Rhode Island took place on November 4, 2008. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Jack Reed won re-election to a third term.


  • Democratic primary 1
    • Candidates 1.1
    • Results 1.2
  • General election 2
    • Candidates 2.1
    • Polling 2.2
    • Results 2.3
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Democratic primary


  • Jack Reed, Incumbent U.S. Senator
  • Chris Young


2008 Rhode Island U.S. Senator Democratic primary election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jack Reed 47,177 86.8
Democratic Christopher Young 7,145 13.2
Turnout 54,322

General election



Poll Source Dates administered Reed Tingle
Rasmussen Reports July 1, 2008 72% 20%


2008 Rhode Island U.S. Senator general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jack Reed 320,644 73.4 -5.0
Republican Bob Tingle 116,174 26.6 +5.0
Majority 204,470
Turnout 436,818
Democratic hold Swing


  1. ^ "Candidate From Casino Knows Odds". 2008-07-02. 

External links

  • Rhode Island Board of Elections
  • U.S. Congress candidates for Rhode Island at Project Vote Smart
  • Rhode Island, U.S. Senate from CQ Politics
  • Rhode Island U.S. Senate from
  • Rhode Island U.S. Senate race from 2008 Race Tracker
  • Campaign contributions from
  • Tingle (R) vs Reed (D-i) graph of multiple polls from
  • Official campaign websites
    • Jack Reed for U.S. Senate Democratic candidate
    • Bob Tingle for U.S. Senate Republican candidate

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