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.