Cicilline, Langevin, Reed secure reelection bids in R.I.

WPRI
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Sen. Jack Reed and Congressmen David Cicilline and James Langevin have won their bids to continue representing Rhode Island in the nation's capital.

Reed, a Democrat with a huge financial advantage, defeated Republican Mark Zaccaria, WPRI projects. Two polls in the race both showed Reed leading by more than 40 percentage points.

Democrat David Cicilline won his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives by defeating GOP nominee Cormick Lynch.

Langevin, also a Democrat, beat political newcomer Rhue Reis to retain his House seat that he's held since 2001.

Reed still has a lot riding on the outcome of tonight's elections: U.S. Senate Democrats are in grave danger of losing their majority, depending on the outcome in Republican-friendly states such as Alaska, North Carolina and Georgia.

With Michigan U.S. Sen. Carl Levin retiring, Reed is next in line to become chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee - but if Democrats lose their majority, a Republican will get the chairman's gavel instead, and Reed will be relegated to minority ranking member.

The silver lining for Reed is that the 2016 U.S. Senate map looks more auspicious for Democrats, raising the possibility that his party could win back the majority in two years and make him Armed Services chairman. 

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