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Cronkite News projection: Franks wins re-election to U.S. House

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PHOENIX – Cronkite News projects that U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, will win his re-election bid for Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. covering much of the West Valley.

Early returns show Franks, who had no major party competition, had an insurmountable lead over a minor party candidate.

Franks has served in Congress since 2003. He currently serves on the Armed Services Committee and the Judiciary Committee.

Franks describes himself as a “conservative Reagan Republican” and “has spent most of his life working on children’s issues and trying to build a better future for all children,” according to his website.

Before serving in Congress, Franks was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives.