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Who is Dan McKee, Rhode Island's new governor?

Added 03-03-21 01:29:01am EST - “Dan McKee was sworn in Tuesday as the 76th governor of Rhode Island.” - Foxnews.com

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Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea administered the oath of office to McKee, 69, a Democrat who was in his second term as lieutenant governor in the nation’s smallest state.

McKee ascended to the governorship shortly after his predecessor, Gina Raimondo, after her nomination to become President Biden's commerce secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in an 84-15 vote. 

"I have the utmost confidence in you. You are a proud Rhode Islander, a dedicated public servant, an experienced executive and a good man. You will serve our state honorably as its 76th governor," Raimondo wrote in a letter of resignation that was delivered to McKee.

Earlier Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had put a hold on Raimondo's confirmation, saying he believed Raimondo had not taken a harsh enough stance against Chinese telecom giant Huawei. 

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