Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline on Tuesday defeated businessman Anthony Gemma to capture the Democratic nomination.

Cicilline received 61 percent of the vote with 98 percent of precincts reporting, while his challenger received 31 percent. A third candidate, Chris Young, claimed 8 percent.

Cicilline is one of only four openly gay House members, two of whom will not be returning next year. Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank is not running for re-election and Wisconsin Representative Tammy Baldwin is running for the Senate.

Cicilline will face in the general election Republican Brenda Doherty, a retired high-ranking police officer and former superintendent of Rhode Island's Department of Public Safety.

“We're pleased that Rhode Island Democrats have once again chosen David Cicilline to represent them in Congress,” said Chuck Wolfe, CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, which supports openly gay elected officials. “Now voters will face a clear choice this November between a persistent champion for LGBT equality, and an opponent who supports the Defense of Marriage Act, which makes life harder for so many American families.”