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September 2, 2004
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Longtime Rep. Peter Deutsch (D-Fla.) lost his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Florida. On Tuesday, Deutsch lost the Democratic primary to Betty Castor in the race to succeed Sen. Bob Graham. Deutsch, an observant Jew, focused his campaign against Castor in part on her actions as president of the University of South Florida from 1994 to 1999, and on charges that she allowed an Islamic Jihad ally to operate a front for the terrorist group on campus. But Castor earned the endorsement of at least one Florida Jewish newspaper.

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