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Republican Congressman Frank LoBiondo wins re-election in New Jersey

(Phil Gregory/for NewsWorks)

(Phil Gregory/for NewsWorks)

Voters are returning Republican U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo to Congress for a 12th term.

LoBiondo defeated Democratic software engineer Dave Cole, who hammered the incumbent over his history of receiving donations from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

LoBiondo represented Atlantic City at the height of Trump’s casino empire there and got more donations from the businessman than any current member of Congress. Trump gave more in total cash to other lawmakers.

LoBiondo had said he wouldn’t support Trump, but his spokesman said that he changed his mind and voted for him Tuesday.

The large district in southern New Jersey includes all or parts of Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties.

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