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All Jewish freshmen returning

All six Jewish freshmen in the U.S. House of Representatives will return to Washington in January. The lawmakers, all Democrats who won their re-election bids on Tuesday, are: Steve Kagen in Wisconsin, Paul Hodes in New Hampshire, Ron Klein in Florida, John Yarmuth in Kentucky, Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona and Steve Cohen in Tennessee.

Kagen had the smallest margin of victory — about six points in a rematch of his 2006 race with Republican John Gard. All the others won at least 55 percent of the vote. That included Giffords, whose race against Arizona Senate president Tim Bee pitted former elementary and middle school classmates against each other.

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