Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 2006

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Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 2006
Rhode Island
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Nominee Donald Carcieri Charles J. Fogarty
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 197,306 189,503
Percentage 51.0% 49.0%

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Municipality Results

Governor before election

Donald Carcieri
Republican

Elected Governor

Donald Carcieri
Republican

The 2006 Rhode Island gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 2006. Incumbent Republican Donald Carcieri very narrowly defeated Democratic Lieutenant Governor Charles J. Fogarty in one of the closest gubernatorial elections in Rhode Island history and as of 2018, this is the last time a Republican won the Governorship of Rhode Island.

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald Carcieri (inc.) 51,650 100.00
Total votes 51,650 100.00

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic Party primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles J. Fogarty 69,595 100.00
Total votes 69,595 100.00

General election

Polling

Source Date Carcieri (R) Fogarty (D)
Rasmussen October 24, 2006 51% 44%
Rasmussen October 8, 2006 47% 44%
Rasmussen September 5, 2006 41% 46%
Rasmussen August 9, 2006 43% 43%
Rasmussen July 18, 2006 42% 43%
Brown University June 26, 2006 44% 39%
Rhode Island College June 21, 2006 44% 39%
Rasmussen June 12, 2006 40% 41%
Rasmussen May 4, 2006 41% 42%
Brown University February 8, 2006 46% 35%
Brown University September 13, 2005 42% 31%

Results

Results by County
  Republican >= 50%
  Democrat >= 50%

The 2006 gubernatorial election was one of the closest in the history of Rhode Island. Carcieri won all but one county. However, the one county that went for Fogarty was Providence County, home to Providence, Rhode Island, which is heavily populated and known for favoring Democrats. The race at one point was only at a margin of 4,000 votes. Finally at 3:48 A.M. on November 8, Carcieri was declared the winner by the Associated Press. Fogarty conceded early the next morning.

Rhode Island gubernatorial election, 2006[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Donald Carcieri (inc.) 197,306 51.01% -3.75%
Democratic Charles J. Fogarty 189,503 48.99% +3.75%
Majority 7,803 2.02% -7.50%
Turnout 386,809
Republican hold Swing

References

  1. ^ http://www.elections.state.ri.us/elections/results/2006/primary/statesummary.php
  2. ^ http://www.elections.state.ri.us/elections/results/2006/primary/statesummary.php
  3. ^ http://www.elections.state.ri.us/elections/results/2006/generalelection/topticket.php


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