Obama Holds Edge in Ocean State

— -- Turning red only twice in the last ten presidential elections, Rhode Island's four electoral votes are almost certain to fall in the Democratic column come November.

The Republican operation on the ground remains hopeful that Sen. John McCain can make some inroads among the state's reliably Democratic bloc given that Sen. Hillary Clinton won Rhode Island by 18 percentage points during its March Democratic primary. Still there has been little evidence that Sen. Barack Obama has had any difficulty gaining ground among state voters since becoming the Democratic nominee.

Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy, D-RI, endorsed Obama in January alongside his father, Sen. Ted Kennedy, and cousin, Caroline Kennedy.

In the latest ABC News assessment, we've got Rhode Island's four electoral votes as solidly Democratic.