Rhode Island Governor Primary Election Results

Democratic Primary

Winner

Gov. Daniel McKee wins the Democratic primary.

Race called by The Associated Press.

Updated 8:04 PM ET
>95% reported
Candidate Votes Pct.
Daniel McKee*
36,735 32.8%
Helena Foulkes
33,625 30.0
Nellie Gorbea
29,302 26.2
Total reported
112,034

* Incumbent

Results by town

Town McKee Foulkes Gorbea Total votes Est. rpt. Est. remain. votes
Providence 28% 24% 34% 20,466 >95% <1,000
Warwick 34 32 22 10,670 >95% <500
Cranston 33 32 24 8,216 >95% <400
East Providence 35 28 23 6,510 >95% <300
Pawtucket 37 23 25 5,705 >95% <300
North Providence 43 30 17 4,822 >95% <100
Cumberland 46 29 18 4,214 95% 200
South Kingstown 26 33 31 4,081 >95% <100
North Kingstown 27 33 30 3,959 >95% <100
Johnston 45 29 17 3,696 >95% <100
Coventry 36 31 23 2,748 >95% <100
Barrington 20 42 30 2,638 >95% <100
Lincoln 39 33 21 2,267 >95% <100
Narragansett 30 39 26 2,240 >95% <100
Smithfield 39 31 22 2,147 >95% <100
Portsmouth 31 35 26 2,140 >95% <100
Bristol 30 37 26 2,119 >95% <100
West Warwick 37 29 23 2,054 >95% <100
Woonsocket 38 30 18 2,017 >95% <100
Westerly 41 28 21 1,992 >95% <100
Newport 29 36 26 1,933 >95% <100
East Greenwich 23 38 32 1,882 >95% <100
Middletown 26 40 25 1,276 >95% <100
Tiverton 32 31 27 1,226 >95% <100
Jamestown 23 36 34 1,188 >95% <100
Warren 29 32 28 1,106 >95% <100
North Smithfield 36 30 26 1,077 >95% <100
Charlestown 32 31 27 954 >95% <100
Burrillville 38 27 22 865 93% <100
Central Falls 30 10 50 827 >95% <100
Glocester 33 30 25 808 >95% <100
Scituate 31 30 26 791 >95% <100
Richmond 30 29 29 709 >95%
Hopkinton 31 28 26 597 >95% <100
Exeter 27 31 32 582 >95% <100
West Greenwich 38 30 24 492 >95% <100
Little Compton 21 44 30 490 >95% <100
Foster 28 31 27 360 >95% <100
New Shoreham 24 39 31 170 >95% <100

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

Winner

Ashley Kalus wins the Republican primary.

Race called by The Associated Press.

Updated 8:04 PM ET
>95% reported
Candidate Votes Pct.
Ashley Kalus
17,147 83.7%
Jonathan Riccitelli
3,345 16.3
Total reported
20,492

Results by town

Town Kalus Riccitelli Total votes Est. rpt. Est. remain. votes
Warwick 83% 17% 2,221 >95% <100
Cranston 84 16 1,956 90% 200
Coventry 84 16 1,110 95% <100
East Providence 83 17 1,001 >95% <100
North Kingstown 83 17 768 >95% <100
West Warwick 86 14 727 >95% <100
Cumberland 86 14 710 >95% <100
Johnston 85 15 655 94% <100
Smithfield 84 16 631 >95% <100
Providence 75 25 576 >95% <100
Woonsocket 86 14 558 >95% <100
Burrillville 86 14 555 >95% <100
South Kingstown 84 16 536 >95% <100
Pawtucket 79 21 512 >95% <100
Westerly 85 15 509 >95% <100
Lincoln 86 14 508 95% <100
Portsmouth 86 14 490 >95% <100
North Smithfield 88 12 472 >95% <100
Tiverton 87 13 468 >95% <100
East Greenwich 88 12 459 >95% <100
North Providence 76 24 452 94% <100
Barrington 83 17 423 >95% <100
Bristol 83 17 422 >95% <100
Scituate 85 15 386 70% 150
Glocester 87 13 378 >95% <100
Richmond 78 22 328 >95% <100
Narragansett 85 15 319 92% <100
Hopkinton 69 31 317 >95% <100
West Greenwich 88 12 302 >95% <100
Middletown 86 14 277 94% <100
Charlestown 83 17 261 >95% <100
Exeter 78 22 240 >95% <100
Newport 84 16 228 92% <100
Warren 79 21 197 >95% <100
Foster 94 6 194 >95% <100
Little Compton 93 7 147 >95% <100
Jamestown 82 18 109 89% <100
Central Falls 80 20 75 >95%
New Shoreham 80 20 15 88%