In-depth: Local races to watch

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(WPRI) — Top Democrat in the House of Representatives in Rhode Island, Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is facing a tough re-election fight against Steven Frias, the Republican National committeeman.

While most districts in Rhode Island tend to go democratic, District 15 is one of the most republican friendly districts is the state.

Another race to watch in Cranston is the fight for mayor between Allan Fung and Mike Sepe.

Around 450,000 Rhode Island voters are expected to hit the polls on Tuesday. The last Republican to win in the ocean state was Ronald Reagan in 1984.

Jack Reed also holds a big stake in the election depending on the outcome of the nationwide senate races. If the democrats win control of the US senate, then Senator Reed is expected to become Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Governor Gina Raimondo has said if Clinton wins the Presidency, she has no interest in leaving her current position of Governor to take up a position in Washington.

Tim White and Ted Nesi were in studio with more in-depth coverage on local races in Campaign 2016.