Two-term State Rep. Robert Nardolillo plans to announce his Republican challenge to U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Monday.
Nardolillo is set to unveil his campaign at the Coventry VFW. As a supporter of President Donald Trump, Nardolillo represents a sharp contrast from Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse.
Whitehouse is seeking his third term in the Senate. He first won election by beating then-Republican Lincoln Chafee in 2006.
Nardolillo is not the only Republican who may seek the opportunity to challenge Whitehouse. Former state Supreme Court justice Robert Flanders is also considering a campaign.