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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, President Donald Trump, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan react on the Blue Room Balcony after signing the Abraham Accords during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Jewish American voters have leaned Democratic for decades, but the GOP is still eyeing modest gains with the constituency in states where President Donald Trump could reap major benefits with even small improvements over his performance in 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump camp hopes Mideast pacts translate to Jewish support

Sep. 25, 2020 11:18 AM EDT

Jewish American voters have leaned Democratic for decades, but Republicans are hoping the recent steps toward normalized relations between Gulf states and Israel — which Trump vigorously touted earlier this month — bolster his appeal to Jewish voters. With battleground states like Pennsylvania,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, President Donald Trump, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan react on the Blue Room Balcony after signing the Abraham Accords during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Jewish American voters have leaned Democratic for decades, but the GOP is still eyeing modest gains with the constituency in states where President Donald Trump could reap major benefits with even small improvements over his performance in 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump camp hopes Mideast pacts translate to Jewish support

Sep. 25, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

Jewish American voters have leaned Democratic for decades, but Republicans are hoping the recent steps toward normalized relations between Gulf states and Israel — which Trump vigorously touted earlier this month — bolster his appeal to Jewish voters. With battleground states like Pennsylvania,...

Republican congressional candidate Laura Loomer celebrates an election night event at the airport Hilton in West Palm Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. Loomer, a far-right Republican candidate banned from social media sites because of her racist and anti-Muslim speech, won a congressional primary in Florida while embracing her role as a general election underdog in a heavily Democratic district that President Donald Trump calls home. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

Far-right provocateur vs. Florida congresswoman in November

Aug. 19, 2020 8:02 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A far-right Republican candidate banned from social media sites because of her racist and anti-Muslim speech is celebrating a congressional primary victory in Florida while embracing her role as a general election underdog in a heavily Democratic district that President Donald...

FILE- In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington. Spano is facing a primary challenge from Lakeland City Commissioner Scott Franklin. Spano is a first term congressman who has faced ethics investigations over alleged campaign finance violations. The district sits just east of Tampa and leans Republican. (House Television via AP)

A million more Floridians voted by mail in Tuesday primaries

Aug. 19, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Navy pilot Scott Franklin has ousted Rep. Ross Spano, making the Florida congressman dogged by ethics investigations the eighth incumbent House member to be defeated in party primaries this year. Tuesday's contests were shaped by the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 2.3...

A polling worker waits outside the polling place during early voting for primary election at the Miami Dade College North Campus located at 11380 NW 27th Avenue in Miami on Sunday, August 9, 2020. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Scott Franklin beats US Rep. Spano in Fla. GOP primary

Aug. 19, 2020 12:54 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Scott Franklin, a former Navy pilot and business owner, defeated U.S. Rep. Ross Spano in Florida's Republican congressional primary on Tuesday, amid ethics issues that have dogged the incumbent. The Lakeland City commissioner's victory came in a primary where many people voted by...