Providence, R.I. – Rhode Island's political parties will meet to decide their picks for governor, Patrick Kennedy's House seat and other political offices.
Democrats hold their statewide convention Monday in Providence. Republicans meet Wednesday in Cranston.
Four Democrats are vying for Kennedy's congressional seat. Kennedy decided not to seek re-election.
They are Providence Mayor David Cicilline, former party Chairman Bill Lynch, state Rep. David Segal and businessman Anthony Gemma.
Among Republicans, some members might be swayed by independent Bob Healey, who is seeking the party endorsement for lieutenant governor. Healey wants to eliminate the lieutenant governor's office to save money, as do some Republicans.