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Democrat Jennifer McClellan Wins VA Special Election; RI Rep. David Cicilline Resigns from House

HeadlineFeb 22, 2023

A Virginia state senator has won a special election for the 4th Congressional District and will become the first Black woman to represent Virginia in Congress. Jennifer McClellan will fill the seat of Congressmember Donald McEachin, who died in November.

In more congressional news, Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline is leaving the House of Representatives in June to run the Rhode Island Foundation. Prior to becoming a U.S. congressmember in 2011, Cicilline was mayor of Providence, the first openly gay mayor of a state capital.

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