With all eyes on a fiercely contested governor's race, Rhode Island's House delegation looks pretty well settled. Last cycle, Republicans threw everything they had at Democratic Rep. David Cicilline in the 1st CD, but still came up 12 points short. Cicilline looks safe now, as does 2nd CD Rep. Jim Langevin. If the state's sluggish population growth continues, Rhode Island may lose one of its two districts in 2022.

RI-01: David Cicilline (D) - North and east: Providence, Pawtucket, Newport Solid Democratic. A district 15 points more Democratic than the national average doesn't usually wind up on Republican target lists, but a terrible spate of 2011 press concerning Cicilline's stewardship of city finances made this one of the most fiercely fought races of 2012. Cicilline's terrible poll numbers invited GOP former State Police Superintendent Brendan Doherty into the race, and Doherty led in most polls. Yet on Election Day, Cicilline won handily, 53 percent to 41 percent.

How did Cicilline survive? For one, Democrats anticipated danger and used the redistricting process to move GOP-leaning Burrillville out of the 1st CD,

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