Rhode Island’s Primary

The final primary before the Nov. 6 general elections took place in Rhode Island Monday.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, who secured a third six-year term, had just one primary opponent, Patricia Fontes, who had not reported any campaign donations to the Federal Election Commission. The Republican nominee is Bob Flanders, a former Rhode Island Supreme Court justice.

Rep. David Cicilline had nominal primary opposition and won with over 78% of the vote in the 1st District, which includes Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Newport, and part of the state capital of Providence. Cicilline faced the same opponent, Christopher Young, he defeated by more than a 2-to-1 ratio in the 2016 primary.

Rep. Jim Langevin was unopposed in the primary and shouldn’t have any trouble winning a 10th term in the 2nd District, which takes in Warwick, Cranston, and the rest of Providence.

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