Democrat Seth Magaziner wins US House seat in Rhode Island

Democrat Seth Magaziner speaks to supporters at the Graduate hotel in Providence November 8, 2022 after beating Republican Allan Fung in the race for the 2nd Congressional district seat held by the retiring Cong. Jim Langevin. Photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State Treasurer Seth Magaziner has won the congressional seat in Rhode Island being vacated by longtime U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin, keeping it in Democratic control.

Magaziner defeated Republican Allan Fung, a former Cranston mayor, in the general election.

National Republican leaders had hoped to flip the state’s 2nd Congressional District to GOP control for the first time since 1991.

Langevin, a Democrat retiring after two decades representing the district, had endorsed Magaziner to replace him.

Magaziner, the state’s treasurer since 2015, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Fung is aligned with extremists, though Fung says he’s a moderate Republican.

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