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Lois Frankel wins a seat in Congress 20 years after first attempt

Not many (any?) Congressional winners can claim this: Democrat Lois Frankel won Tuesday night 20 years after her first bid for Congress.

In 1992, state legislator Frankel lost to Democrat Alcee Hastings. Her earlier loss -- the only one of her career -- allowed her to become Democratic leader in the state House and mayor of West Palm Beach. And Frankel said in an interview Tuesday night that she didn't think she'd end up in Congress again -- but then when former U.S. Rep. Ron Klein decided not to try and get back his seat from U.S. Rep. Allen West, she decided to go for it again.

"I said somebody has got to step up to the plate," she said.

Frankel beat former state house Majority leader Adam Hasner and will represent Congressional 22 in Broward and Palm Beach.




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