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Unofficial Results: Casey Besting Brien For Dist. 50 With Slight Majority

Incumbents Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49), Sen. Marc Cote (D-Dist. 24) holding against challengers.

UPDATE: - 10:05 p.m.: With all precincts reporting in, the RI Secretary of State's website reports higher voter totals with Stephen Casey (Dist. 50), incumbents Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49) and Sen. Marc Cote (D-Dist. 24) still in the lead. 

In Dist. 50, Casey has 720 votes to Jon Brien's 670.

In Dist. 49, Baldelli-Hunt has 726, Stuart Gitlow has 78 and Michael Morin has 333.

In Dist. 24, Cote has 1,298 to Lew Pryeor's 798

UPDATE - 9:21 p.m.: Final voting figures from the Woonsocket Board of Canvassers mark Stephen Casey (Dist. 50), incumbents Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49) and Sen. Marc Cote (D-Dist. 24) the winners of tonight's primary.

Woonsocket Board of Canvassers Manager Estelle Corriveau reports the final totals, not counting mail-in ballots, as Casey with 704 and Brien with 654 for Dist. 50.

In Dist. 49, Corriveau reports Baldelli-Hunt has 681, Stuart Gitlow has 76 and Michael Morin has 308.

For Dist. 24, Cote won 1,022 votes to Lewis Pryeor's 773. 

9:00 p.m. : A meager showing of voters appear to have backed the incumbents in this evening's preliminary primary results, with the notable exception of Dist. 50 challenger Stephen Casey.

Casey appears to have bested incumbent Rep. Jon Brien (D-Dist. 50) in the primary, in a close race with 52.9 percent of the vote to Brien's 47.1 percent. Only two precincts, Bernon Heights and Woonsocket Middle School have not yet been posted to the RI Secretary of State's website.

Lisa Baldelli-Hunt is holding her own against challengers Stuart Gitlow (7.3 percent) and Michael Morin (28.5 percent) with 64.2 percent of the vote. 

Senator Marc Cote (D-Dist. 24) is also holding the line against challenger Lewis Pryeor, 60.2 percent to 39.8 percent.

Russell Archambault September 12, 2012 at 01:14 AM
rob; hope you will have an update and final results tonight. thanks russ
Still Hope September 12, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Still Hope wrote: "So, Baldelli is the incumbent. She will automatically garner a large chunk of votes by people who recognize that name as being swell person. Then you have two opponents. So the people NOT voting for Lisa will have to divide their vote between one of the others. So if Lisa gets 40% from name recognition, the other guys will split the 60%. Morin will get more than Gitlow because of name familiarity alone. Now we are stuck with Morin at 39%, Gitlow at 21%, B-Hunt wins with 40%. Then she beats Moniz 99-1%. Sorry my friends, voters are not smart. Prove me wrong."
Scott H September 12, 2012 at 03:00 AM
Nice job Steve! Out with the old in with new. Only one more Brien left.
Russell Archambault September 12, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Now lets get serious.We should thank all the people who tried. Better that most of you who do nothing. People wanted change, well you got one change. Mr Casey will have a chance to prove a change like he stated. Lets stop crying and criticizing. Its a new game now! We all got a little something for ourselves. Some got the incumbents some got a new person. Now spend your time following who does what for the citizens of our city. Give them a chance and support them. If you have some important item thats important to you, let them know, its your turn now ! Any criticism so far?
la_mouffette September 12, 2012 at 05:56 AM
the other Brien IS new. He was freshly elected last November, and thus far, I really like him on the council.
la_mouffette September 12, 2012 at 05:59 AM
Well said, Russ! We should all spend the next two years following what the victors do --and communicating with them! Tell them what you need, give them your support, watch the results, vote accordingly.
la_mouffette September 12, 2012 at 06:00 AM
Thanks for the updates, Rob. Bed time for me!!
John September 12, 2012 at 12:03 PM
I believe the only reason Baldelli-Hunt got back in is because she has the majority of the high rises in her district. The elderly do not like change, this was proven with 14 years of Susan Menard. The polls need to be removed from the high rises!!!
Brian O'Ryan September 12, 2012 at 01:11 PM
I agree. I'm disappointed that she's back in her seat...where she'll sit and probably continue to do nothing. She has no "biznizz" representing this city.
David T September 12, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Agreed! Well said Russ.
Lu September 13, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Obviously, you're in the minority Mr O'Ryan. The majority say "yes" represent us..
Brian O'Ryan September 13, 2012 at 12:03 PM
The majority want Lisa BH to do nothing? Then you get what you get. Just my opinion. But I honestly feel she has done nothing substantial in her career that has benefited me. I'm proud to be in the minority of people that is tired of politics as usual.
regular guy Jon September 13, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Lu, you must be a business owner.You must have heard she wants to eliminate the tangible tax businesses pay to the city.That helps her,I mean everyone. Or you maybe?

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