RI Senate Race, Neck 'n Neck

In Rhode Island, a neck 'n neck race for a US Senate seat is capturing national attention. Incumbent Lincoln Chafee, a Republican, is facing Democratic challenger Sheldon Whitehouse in a contest that's so close it's a statistical tie. Recent polls show both candidates within the margin of error.

Until this weekend, most surveys have given Whitehouse the edge over Chafee. Last week for instance, a Reuters/Zogby poll had the democrat leading by seven percent. But over the weekend, a survey by McClatchy newspapers showed the Republican gaining...and now ahead by one percent.

For a look at this race, Monring Edition host Bob Oakes speaks with WBUR's Mark Degon in Providence.

The audio for this story will be available on WBUR's web site after 10 a.m. Monday.

This program aired on November 6, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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