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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Rhode Island
  • Residence: Newport
  • Born: October 20, 1955; Manhattan, N.Y.
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Family: Wife, Sandra Whitehouse; two children
  • Education: Yale U., B.A. 1978 (architecture); U. of Virginia, J.D. 1982
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: R.I. Department of Business Regulation director, 1992-94; U.S. attorney, 1994-98; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 2002; R.I. attorney general, 1999-2003; U.S. Senate, 2007-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Budget; Environment & Public Works (Clean Air & Nuclear Safety - Chairman; Oversight; Water & Wildlife); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (Employment & Workplace Safety; Primary Health & Aging); Judiciary (Bankruptcy & Courts; Crime & Terrorism - Chairman; Privacy, Technology & the Law); Special Aging
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State Information: Rhode Island

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Sheldon Whitehouse (D) 271,034 64.8%
B. Hinckley (R) 146,222 35%
2006 general Sheldon Whitehouse (D) 206,043 53.5%
Lincoln Chafee (R) 178,950 46.5%
2000 general Vincent Cianci (I)    
Charles Picerno (I)    
Gregory Raposa (I)    
Arlene Violet (I)    
Lincoln Chafee (R) 222,588 56.9%
Bob Weygand (D) 161,023 41.2%
Christopher Young (REF) 4,107 1%
Kenneth Proulx (I) 3,635 0.9%
1994 general John H. Chafee (R) 222,856 64.5%
Linda J. Kushner (D) 122,532 35.5%
1988 general John H. Chafee (R) 217,273 55%
Richard A. Licht (D) 180,717 45%
1982 general John H. Chafee (R) 175,495 51%
Julius C. Michaelson (D) 167,283 49%
1976 general John H. Chafee (R) 230,329 58%
Richard P. Lorber (D) 167,665 42%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 63.13% John McCain: 35.21%
2012 : 62.7% : 35.24%
2004 John Kerry: 59% George W. Bush: 39%
2000 Al Gore: 61% George W. Bush: 32%
1996 Bill Clinton: 60% Robert Dole: 27%
1992 Bill Clinton: 47% George H. W. Bush: 29%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 56% George H. W. Bush: 44%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 48% :

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