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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 WhitehouseSenate Democrats file ethics complaint against Hawley, Cruz over Capitol attack Democrats seize on GOP donor fallout Senior Democrat says Hawley, Cruz should step down from Judiciary 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.