Former Rhode Island Secretary of State Matt brown, left, was solidly defeated in his far-left bid against Gov., Gina Raimondo, the incumbent.
A very left wing Democrat, had the support of groups allied with Bernie Sanders Rhode Island democratic gubernatorial primary, capping fell decisively in Wednesday for a bitter slugfest, and marking the latest in a series of setbacks for the fringe progressive groups that their views are in the mainstream.
Incumbent democratic Gov., Gina Raimondo, 47, lightly brushed insurgent challenge from the former Secretary of state Matt brown, 48, who refused money from corporate PACs and greatly Sanders voters courted in the state during the campaign. Raimondo is the leading Brown by more than 20 percentage points Wednesday evening, 56 to 34 percent, with almost all districts reporting.was
Raimondo’s victory sets up a rematch with pro-Trump Republican mayor Allan Fung, who came in just 4.5 points behind Raimondo in a three-way race in 2014.
Brown was supported by the justice Democrats, the political action Committee, the organizers of Bernie Sanders’ failed 2016 presidential campaign, who had also supported off-behind candidates, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, and Ayanna Pressley in Massachusetts.
He channeled Sanders’ rhetoric often, namely health care, housing, education and child-care costs too much and that he would work to build a different kind of economy that “works for all, not just the few.”
But Raimondo, had the endorsement of the former Vice-President Joe Biden, raised $7.6 million for her re-election bid in a state with almost 1 million inhabitants, and a single media market. You made the case for a second term by highlighting the state’s improving economic fortunes, including a falling unemployment rate, as well as new job training programs and free community college tuition started during their term of office.
The campaign was vicious, with both sides hammering each other for months. Brown went to Raimondo’s corporate ties to Trump while Raimondo brown in comparison, calling him a “financial disaster”, how he managed his failed 2006 campaign for the U.S. Senate and the nuclear non-proliferation group, which he co-founded, Global Zero. Brown had to threaten a lawyer to sue him for defamation this month. Raimondo debate is denied to him.
ANALYSIS: I’M SORRY, DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS, — YOU POISON PUSHING
Pro-Trump candidate Allan Fung won the Republican nomination for Rhode Island Governor.
Candidate inspired by Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic-socialist, and Sanders was roundly defeated in several races at the national level, even in very liberal circles, which may seem the most sympathy for their ideologies.
For example, in August, a fiscally conservative Democrats a solid five other high-profile opponents defeated pose in a deep blue, Honolulu, opponents, including the architect of the state of the legal challenge to President Trump the travel ban and supporters of Ocasio-Cortez.
The candidate supported by Sanders or Ocasio-Cortez, also failed miserably in Michigan, Missouri and Kansas. But they have seen some successes, particularly in Pennsylvania, where the four candidates who drew socialist support triumphed in the primaries in may. However, on the whole, Ocasio-Cortez-who do not receive ostentatiously, the former President Barack Obama fought to have the support for their own congressional bid — and Sanders, their message to the mainstream.
SOCIALIST TORCHBEARERS FLAME NATIONAL, DESPITE HIGH-PROFILE SANDERS NOTICES
On the Republican side, Fung, mayor of Cranston, has a second chance to the place, he can not prevail four years ago in a contest against Raimondo. Fung, Patricia Morgan, a state legislator, two-beat figures.
Fung has given a few interviews, held no press conferences and spoke little about his views during the race, as he walked the tightrope, a pro-trump, and the Republican in a very liberal state. He said he wants to cut the VAT from 7 percent to 5 percent, but not put forward a detailed plan to pay for it.
Although the trump card lost Rhode Island by double-digit growth rates in the 2016 presidential race, Fung praised Trump’s “track record”, said that “the President is doing a good job in the industry, but I handle it in my own way.” He has also supported the White house broad immigration policy.
“We are not sanctuary, the state, and I will fight against the sanctuary cities like Providence.”
– Rhode Island’s GOP gubernatorial nominee Allan Fung
“Unfortunately, under Gov. Raimondo, Rhode Island the highest murder rate in the region in the year 2016 had said,” Fung said in a press release. “If I’m Governor, we will not be criminals in this country illegally, point protect. … We are not a sanctuary, the state, and I will fight against the sanctuary cities like Providence.”
In one of the few interviews he gave during the primary season, with The Providence Journal this month, Fung said that he supported a complete ban on “assault weapons.” He also said that he describes himself as pro-choice, as he had in the year 2014. And, to answer when asked if he would support legislation for the legalisation of abortion in the state, and his wife, Barbara-Ann Fenton, jumped. Fung agreed with her that it would depend on the invoice.
The voters in Rhode Island on Wednesday, the selected candidate for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, lieutenant-Governor and some key mayoral races.
In the Senate race, pro-Trump, a former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Robert Flanders, the Republican primary and face Democratic incumbent Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse won in November. Flanders beat, California business man Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, who ran for the Senate in many States.
Flanders, 69, said he voted for Trump, but that he is not reflexively him. He demanded, Whitehouse “silver spoon, Sheldon,” and criticized its focus on climate change.
The 62-year-old Whitehouse is one of the leading voices in the Senate to do more to address climate change. He was also the trump card of hard critical.
Also on Wednesday, Rep., James Langevin and his Republican opponent sailed through unopposed. Langevin is to represent the search for a 10-year maturity, 2. Constituency in Western Rhode Island. He is to face Republican businessman Salvatore Caiozzo in November.
And, Republicans Patrick Donovan won his party’s nomination to challenge democratic Rep. David Cicilline in November. Donovan, a stay-at-home father, beat primary accountant Frederick Wysocki in the Wednesday.
Fox News’ Kaitlyn Schallhorn and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Gregg Re is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @gregg_re.