facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Chafee elected Rhode Island governor

Nov. 3, 2010 at 3:01 AM   |   Comments

WARWICK, R.I., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Republican-turned-independent Lincoln Chafee was elected Rhode Island's next governor, narrowly beating John Robitaille Tuesday.

Chafee -- whose father was Rhode Island's governor from 1963-1969 -- had 36 percent of the vote compared with Robitaille's 34 percent, unofficial results indicated.

"Rhode Island has elected its first independent governor," the former U.S. senator, who left the Republican Party in 2007, said in his victory speech.

Chafee congratulated Democratic Providence Mayor David Cicilline for his 1st Congressional District win in northern and eastern Rhode Island and Democratic U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin, who won re-election in the state's 2nd Congressional District in the southern and western part of the state.

"I am very grateful to all the Rhode Island people who've given me your vote," The Providence Journal quoted Chafee as saying.

"And I give you my word. I will always be honest with you. I will always do what is right for Rhode Island."

Democrat A. Ralph Mollis won re-election as Rhode Island's Secretary of State, narrowly defeating Republican Catherine Taylor.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
2
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
3
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
4
Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies Kentucky firefighter injured in ice bucket challenge dies
5
Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym Man beaten to death by barbell in San Francisco gym
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback