Levitas Reelected to Congress
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Levitas Reelected to Congress

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Rep. Elliott Levitas (D. Ga.) was reelected by a two-thirds margin to his fifth term yesterday, bringing the number of Jewish Congressmen in the next House of Representatives to a record 30. Seven of them are newcomers. The next Senate, to take office in January, will also have a record number of Jews — eight, of whom two are newcomers.

The election date for the 51-year-old Levitas and another Atlanta area Democrat incumbent, Wyche Fowler, was postponed from November 2 because of a re-apportionment dispute. Levitas, an Atlanta-born lawyer, defeated Dick Winder who had received heavy support from the National Republic Congressional Committee. Fowler also won re-election.

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