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Raimondo Wins in Rhode Island After Pension Overhaul

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Gina Raimondo became the first Democrat elected governor in Rhode Island since 1992, overcoming opposition from government workers for her role in pushing through cuts to retirement benefits.

The 43-year-old state treasurer and former venture capitalist defeated Allan Fung, the Republican mayor of Cranston, by 40 percent to 36 percent yesterday, with 99 percent of precincts reporting, according to Rhode Island’s board of elections. A third-party candidate, Bob Healey, took 22 percent.