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Cicilline, Langevin, Whitehouse win Re-Election

Rhode Island voters favor Democrats in election.

It was a good night for Democrats Tuesday in Rhode Island.

In Rhode Island’s 1st Congressional District David Cicilline was able to win a second term against a tough race fought against Republican Brendan Doherty. The former head of the Rhode Island State Police strongly criticized Cicilline during the course of the campaign over his final leadership of the city of Providence when he was mayor for eight before heading to Washington two years ago.

In the 2nd Congressional District James Langevin was able to win a seventh term over Republican Michael Riley. Riley reportedly lent his campaign more than $600,000. Langevin cited as accomplishments his work to maintain submarine production at Electric Boat and efforts to strengthen job training and cyber security.

Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was projected winner in the Rhode Island Senate race on Tuesday night with 97% of the precincts reporting. Whitehouse wins a second term with his projected victory. Whitehouse defeated GOP challenger Barry Hinckley with over 55% of the votes. 

b kcaj November 15, 2012 at 02:33 AM
And you wonder why you couldn't get elected to the town council Joe? The last thing the town needs is a criminal in office, and worse yet, someone who brags about their criminal activity on the internet. Good luck in federal prison-don't drop the soap.
Dale Clark November 15, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Look no further then right here in our own political arena The people once again Voted for a new Mayor not a appointed puppet that the council let stand as our city Mayor that is listening to the citizens Please we deserve much better.This council is what i call a cronnie group that no longer listen's to the citizens on the direction's the city should be headed.What ever happened to "Engage Newport" plans? For a city that should be waatching the budget the new city Manager seems to be on a spendimg spree with now the appointment of a new planing director I wonder if she will hire another out of state person help dictate the direction of Newport's future? I see the Mayor and City manager are hell bent on selling out our visitor's center instead of building a new parking garage next to the city parking garage we all ready have nowe seems like the fix is in?
mike November 15, 2012 at 03:06 PM
We are on the road to Tyrrany with this bunch of progressives. If people only new the meaning of progressive or socialist. We are in deep doo doo with this give me stuff bunch.
Govstench November 15, 2012 at 03:32 PM
The easiest way to make cuts is to reverse the process - last law enacted would be the first one cut for any govt program. The unions use this process, called senority, for running their operations, why not just wind the clock back and cut the programs accordingly? The govt. can't keep up funding this candy store.
Govstench November 15, 2012 at 03:45 PM
As long as there is a "master lever" option on the ballot, democrats and the unions will continue to use it. Vote the party, not the person.

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