Treasurer Seth Magaziner will run for Congress rather than R.I. governor

Edward Fitzpatrick | The Boston Globe >>

CRANSTON, R.I. — Four months after announcing his long-expected run for governor, Democratic General Treasurer Seth Magaziner on Wednesday pivoted and announced he will instead run for Congress.

The announcement comes eight days after Democratic US Representative James R. Langevin announced he won’t seek re-election this year after 22 years in office.

“The fight to preserve our democracy is the most sacred obligation of this generation and this is why I’ve decided to seek to represent the people of Rhode Island’s second congressional district in the United States House of Representatives,” Magaziner said in a statement.

“National Republicans like Donald Trump and Kevin McCarthy seek to divide America, undermine democracy, and appeal to the most chaotic, hateful and dangerous elements of their party. Rhode Island must do our part to ensure that they do not succeed,” he said.

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