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R.I. Race for the U.S. Senate

Today, Rhode Island voters will decide which of two Republicans will continue to campaign for the U.S. Senate.

It's a decision of national interest as the Republican party tries to hold on to its control of the Senate, while Democrats fight to regain a little political strength.

Incumbent Senator Lincoln Chafee frequently finds himself at odds with the Republican Party, but he has strong backing from the party as he tries to fight off a challenge from a more conservative Republican, Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey.

WBUR's Flo Jonic has been following both candidates on the campaign trail.

This program aired on September 12, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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