Out gay congressman David Cicilline, Democrat of Rhode Island, has won his bid for re-election to the U.S. House of Representative. WLNE-TV reports:
Democrat David Cicilline has retained his seat in Congress after defeating Republican Cormick Lynch Tuesday night.
Cicilline was elected for a third term to represent the state's 1st Congressional District.
Before Congress, Cicilline was a two term mayor of Providence from 2002-10. He decided to run for Congress in 2010 after Representative Patrick Kennedy decided to retire.
As previously reported, Cicilline had "introduced a bill […] to bar from the U.S. any foreigner who has “committed or incited gross violations” of human rights of LGBT people. Four of the seven openly gay members of the House signed on as co-sponsors: Reps. Jared Polis, Sean Maloney, Mark Pocan, and Mark Takano."