Democrat David Cicilline won a second term in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District after fighting off a challenge from Republican Brendan Doherty. Doherty, a former head of the State Police, ran the strongest Republican campaign for Congress in years in Rhode Island. He harshly criticized Cicilline for his financial stewardship of Providence, which Cicilline led as mayor for eight years before being sent to Washington in 2010.
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