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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.)

District: 1st District
Political Highlights: R.I. House, 1989-95; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2011
Born: July 14, 1967; Brighton, Mass.
Residence: Portsmouth
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Single
Education: Providence College, B.A. 1991
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Labor-HHS-Education; Military Construction-VA); Oversight & Government Reform (Domestic Policy; National Security)

Election History
2008generalPatrick Kennedy (D) 145,25468.6
Jonathan Scott (R) 51,34024.3
Kenneth Capalbo (I) 15,1087.1
2006generalPatrick Kennedy (D) 124,63469.2
Jonathan Scott (R) 41,83623.2
Kenneth Capalbo (I) 13,6347.6
2004generalPatrick Kennedy (D) 124,92364.1
David Rogers (R) 69,81935.8
2002generalPatrick Kennedy (D) 95,23360.0
David Rogers (R) 59,31637.3
Frank Carter (I) 4,3142.7
2000generalPatrick Kennedy (D) 123,44266.7
Steve Cabral (R) 61,52233.3
1998generalPatrick Kennedy (D) 92,78866.8
Ronald Santa (R) 38,46027.7
James Sheehan (REF) 6,2024.5
Charles Picerno (I) 1,3971.0
1996generalPatrick Kennedy (D) 121,78169.4
Giovanni Cicione (R) 49,19928.0
Michael Rollins (I) 1,7371.0
Graham Schwass (I) 1,4080.8
Gregory Raposa (I) 1,3000.7
1994generalPatrick Kennedy (D) 89,83254.1
Kevin Vigilante (R) 76,06945.9
Roll Call Vitals


Rhode Island is 34th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.