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All you need to know about today’s R.I. congressional race primaries

In a special bonus episode of the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Globe’s Dan McGowan and Steph Machado talk through the endorsements, scandals, and leading contenders in the First Congressional District contest

First Congressional District candidates, from left, Stephanie Beauté, Gabe Amo, Walter Berbrick, Sandra Cano, Don Carlson, Stephen Casey, John Goncalves, Sabina Matos, Ana Quezada, and Aaron Regunberg respond to questions by moderators and Boston Globe reporters Steph Machado and Edward Fitzpatrick during a debate at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., on Aug. 17.Matthew Healey for The Boston Globe

PROVIDENCE — On the Rhode Island Report podcast, the Globe’s Dan McGowan and Steph Machado join host Edward Fitzpatrick in breaking down today’s Democratic and Republican primaries in the First Congressional District race.

They review the scandals, the endorsements, and the policy differences that have defined the race to replace David N. Cicilline, who stepped down to lead the Rhode Island Foundation.

They talk about the expected turnout for this special election, and identify the candidates who stand the best chances of emerging victorious.

They talk about the other primaries taking place today for state Senate District 1 and Foster Town Council seats.


And they review the news-you-can-use if you are heading the polls, which are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To get the latest episode each week, follow Rhode Island Report podcast on Apple Podcasts and other podcasting platforms, or listen in the player above.

Edward Fitzpatrick can be reached at Follow him @FitzProv.