Rhode Island Attorney General Primary Election Results

Democratic Primary

Updated 8:04 PM ET
Candidate
Peter Neronha* Uncontested

* Incumbent

Analysis From Our Reporters

  • Trip Gabriel
    Trip Gabriel Sept. 13, 2022

    Independents outnumber both Democrats and Republicans in N.H. and can vote in either primary. In a few days, we'll know how many chose to vote in the G.O.P. races — the only competitive ones tonight — which will indicate the broad enthusiasm (or lack thereof) for those candidates in November.

  • Trip Gabriel
    Trip Gabriel Sept. 13, 2022

    Rockingham County, N.H., along the Massachusetts border in the southeast corner, is the state’s reddest county. Few returns are in yet, but watch to see how strongly Bolduc does there, even in Salem, Morse’s hometown.

  • Maggie Astor
    Maggie Astor Sept. 13, 2022

    Lydia York, a lawyer and former corporate accountant, defeated Delaware’s incumbent auditor of accounts, Kathleen K. McGuiness, in a Democratic primary. McGuiness had been convicted of misdemeanors related to hiring her daughter.

  • Maggie Astor
    Maggie Astor Sept. 13, 2022

    Gregg Amore, a state representative, won the Democratic primary for Rhode Island secretary of state. His Republican opponent will be Pat Cortellessa, the supervisor of a security company who volunteered for the Trump campaign in 2016.

  • Maggie Astor
    Maggie Astor Sept. 13, 2022

    Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos of Rhode Island, who is seeking her first full term, won the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. Aaron Guckian, a development officer at the Rhode Island Foundation, won the Republican primary.

  • Blake Hounshell
    Blake Hounshell Sept. 13, 2022

    Rhode Island’s second congressional district will be a great general-election race. The Democratic nominee, Seth Magaziner, originally contemplated a run for governor but saw a better opportunity in Representative Jim Langevin’s old seat.

  • Blake Hounshell
    Blake Hounshell Sept. 13, 2022

    Senator Maggie Hassan bet early that abortion would be a major issue in her bid for re-election. She has hammered Republicans for what she says is an extreme position, mindful that the issue plays differently in New Hampshire than many red states.

  • Trip Gabriel
    Trip Gabriel Sept. 13, 2022

    Is there a bellwether town in N.H. to watch for how the night is going in the G.O.P. primaries? Dante Scala, a political science professor, told NHJournal he would be watching Bedford because “it’s a large Republican town where no major candidate has a ‘home field’ advantage.”

  • Maggie Astor
    Maggie Astor Sept. 13, 2022

    Senate candidates’ Twitter feeds and news releases suggest Democrats in close races are eager to talk about the 15-week abortion ban proposed today. Republicans, not so much — they’re focused on today’s inflation report instead.

  • Maggie Astor
    Maggie Astor Sept. 13, 2022

    Senator Lindsey Graham cast a newly proposed 15-week abortion ban as a “late-term” ban, but 15 weeks is early in the second trimester. This has been a common tactic: rhetorically emphasizing abortions late in pregnancy, but targeting them earlier.

  • Jonathan Weisman
    Jonathan Weisman Sept. 13, 2022

    Republicans had been hedging their bets on the economy, shifting their focus to crime, the border and other issues. But Tuesday’s news that inflation remains high has G.O.P. strategists back on economic struggles as the core of their fall campaigns.

Republican Primary

Updated 8:04 PM ET
Candidate
Charles Calenda Uncontested