A dozen Democrats duel in Rhode Island special election

Posted on AllSides September 5th, 2023
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Democrats will pick from a crowded field of candidates in a Rhode Island primary Tuesday that is almost certain to determine who will fill a vacant seat in Congress. Then-Rep. David Cicilline resigned earlier this year to take a job running Rhode Island’s largest philanthropy, creating a rare high-profile opening in a tiny and largely Democratic state. As many as 12 Democrats are on the ballot, with several claiming support from major national groups. Two candidates are on the Republican ballot, but a Republican has not won the Providence-based 1st...

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