Dan McKee and Seth Magaziner win Democratic RI endorsements
CRANSTON — Dan McKee won the Rhode Island Democratic Party’s endorsement for governor and Seth Magaziner won congressional endorsement at the party’s 2022 State Convention on Sunday.
McKee won the votes of 81 of the 159 delegates, edging out Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, who won 58 votes. Matt Brown and Helena Foulkes got six votes each; Luis Daniel Muñoz got one vote and seven delegates voted for no approval.
In the 2nd congressional district primary, Magaziner won the party’s endorsement with 67 of 81 votes cast by delegates. David Segal received five votes, Sarah Morgenthau received four votes and five delegates voted not to endorse in the race. Democratic candidate Joy Fox did not seek the nomination.
Former Central Falls Mayor James Diossa will be the approved nominee for General Treasurer. He edged former Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor 84 to 73.
Incumbent Sabina Matos won approval for the office of lieutenant governor, garnering 63 of 182 votes. Rhode Island Political Co-op candidate Cynthia Mendes won 12 votes, 56 delegates voted no endorsement and 11 abstained.
Magaziner, the general treasurer, targeted Republican candidate Allan Fung and the Republican Party in his speech of support. He said his campaign had “built a coalition that can win in November, keep this seat under Democratic control” and “bring Rhode Island values to Washington.”
“Together we can keep that blue seat and win the ballot,” he said.
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