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Rep. Jim Langevin fends off Democratic primary challenge in RI

Rep. Jim Langevin fends off Democratic primary challenge in RI
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Rep. Jim LangevinJames (Jim) R. LangevinDOJ: Russian hackers targeted 2018 Olympics, French elections Hillicon Valley: Trump refuses to condemn QAnon | Twitter revises its policy, lets users share disputed article | Google sees foreign cyber threats Democrats introduce bill providing 0 million to protect schools from cyberattacks MORE (D) fended off a primary challenge in Rhode Island on Tuesday in the latest battle between the Democratic establishment and the party’s progressive flank.

Langevin, who was first elected to the House in 2000, defeated Dylan Conley, a lawyer and former Hill staffer, in the western Rhode Island district. Conley had waged a progressive campaign centered around bridging the gap between “American ideals” and the “American reality.”

Langevin will be the heavy favorite to win the general election this November in the safe blue Democratic district, where he was reelected by about 28 points in 2018.