Whitehouse easily wins Senate reelection bid in Rhode Island

Whitehouse easily wins Senate reelection bid in Rhode Island
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Sen. Sheldon WhitehouseSheldon WhitehouseHillicon Valley: Washington preps for Mueller report | Barr to hold Thursday presser | Lawmakers dive into AI ethics | FCC chair moves to block China Mobile | Dem bill targets 'digital divide' | Microsoft denies request for facial recognition tech Dems introduce bill to tackle 'digital divide' Senators press drug industry 'middlemen' over high prices MORE (D-R.I.) easily defeated his Republican opponent in his bid for a third term in the upper chamber on Tuesday.

Whitehouse beat his challenger, former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders, after maintaining a steady lead throughout the election.

The race was not considered competitive. The Cook Political Report had rated the Senate race as “solid” Democratic. 

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While the Democratic incumbent has kept a relatively low profile in Washington, he has deep roots in Rhode Island, one of the nation’s smallest states.