Grayson, Frankel win in Florida

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two Jewish Democrats won congressional seats in Florida.

Lois Frankel, 64, a former member of the Florida House and a former mayor of West Palm Beach, defeated Adam Hasner, a former majority leader in the Florida state Senate who is also Jewish.

Alan Grayson, the fiery liberal who was himself unseated in the Republican electoral surge in 2010, returned to the House, defeating Todd Long in a newly created Orlando-area district.

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Ron Kampeas is JTA’s Washington bureau chief.

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