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Starting Lineup: Courting Vicki Kennedy

Robitaille For Senate? 2010 Rhode Island gubernatorial runner up John Robitaille (R) said Thursday that he is considering a run against Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D) in 2012. "I haven't made up my mind yet, and I'm not going to until after the first of the year," Robitaille told WPRI. "But it definitely is on the table." Robitaille also said he may run for governor again in 2014. Rhode Island Republicans argue -- forcefully -- that Whitehouse is vulnerable, though it is hard to say that Robitaille would be their best contender. Robitaille benefited greatly from the playing field in the 2010 gubernatorial race -- when independent Gov.-elect Lincoln Chafee drew votes from the left, hurting Democratic nominee Frank Caprio. Other potential GOP contenders include Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, state GOP chairman Gio Cicione and uutgoing Gov. Donald Carcieri. Bishop's Lead Grows: Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop (N.Y.) saw his lead over Republican Randy Altschuler grow by 18 votes on Wednesday in the last outstanding House race. Bishop now leads Altschuler by 277 votes, according to his campaign. There are still about 1,500 absentee ballots to be counted.

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