With Mattiello out, fight for House speaker at the Statehouse begins

Updated at 5:40 p.m. on Nov. 4

CRANSTON DEMOCRAT Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiello conceded to Republican challenger Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung, beginning the fight for the next Speaker of the House. / / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
CRANSTON – After 14 years of serving as Cranston's District 15 state representative, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello conceded defeat on Wednesday morning against Republican Barbara Ann Fenton-Fung.  “While I wish last night’s outcome had been different, it in no way diminishes the privilege of serving in the House for so long,” Mattiello said in a statement sent to reporters.…

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