Democratic Sen. Jack ReedJack ReedDemocrats seek to avoid internal disputes over Russia and China Overnight Defense & National Security — Quick vote on defense bill blocked again Rubio blocks quick votes on stalemated defense bill MORE easily won reelection in Rhode Island Tuesday night over Republican challenger Mark Zaccaria, according to projections.

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Zaccaria posed little threat to Reed in the deep-blue state.

Reed, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will become chairman if Democrats hold the Senate.