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RI – Senate 2018 Tag

Sheldon Whitehouse, the incumbent Rhode Island Democrat Senator, has been mocked nationally for his bizarre and intense interrogation of Brett Kavanaugh over high school yearbook entries Whitehouse suggested were sexual references. Kavanaugh pushed back, explaining that the term "boofing" meant flatulence, "ralphing" was vomiting, and "Devil's Triangle" was a drinking game. Whitehouse refused to accept Kavanaugh's testimony, even though high school classmates backed up Kavanaugh.

Sheldon Whitehouse is being challenged by former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders in the upcoming Senate race. We have been covering the race for months, long before it started to gain national attention. That recent attention is a result of Whitehouse's performance during the Kavanaugh hearings, when he earned national mockery for intensive questioning of Kavanaugh about such things as whether the term "boof" in a high school yearbook referred to a sex act or flatulence.

The Rhode Island Senate race between incumbent Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse and Republican challenger Robert Flanders is not on anyone's radar as competitive. It should be.