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.