PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Democratic Congressman Jim Langevin has won the race for Rhode Island’s 2nd Congressional District seat, besting Republican rival Robert Lancia, the Associated Press projects.

Langevin had asked the voters of the district to elect him to an 11th term in the House, citing his experience and belief in bipartisanship. He was first elected in 2000.

“Rest assured that I will leave no stone unturned to make our state better for every single one of you,” Langevin said in a statement. “I will continue to work in a bipartisan fashion to tackle the economic and health crisis we face, expand opportunities for working families, protect and strengthen affordable health care, prepare workers for success in a 21st century economy, and ensure our nation is secure. I am proud of my track record, and I am ready to seize this moment to continue the momentum.”

Lancia, a former Republican state representative from Cranston, focused his campaign on Langevin’s two decades in the House, which he said was too long to send a politician to Washington.