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Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Lakeland City Commissioner Scott Franklin won the Republican House primary race for Florida's 15th Congressional District against freshman Rep. Ross Spano on Tuesday evening, after the incumbent faced months of ethics investigations over possible campaign finance violations, per AP.

Catch up quick: The House Ethics Committee originally undertook the investigation into Spano, but it deferred to the Justice Department last November to review allegations that he may have received improper loans in excess of federal campaign contribution limits. Spano has denied wrongdoing in the matter, claiming the errors were "completely inadvertent and unintentional."

  • Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) urged voters to pick Franklin, per the Tampa Bay Times.
  • "[Spano's] a drag. He’s a drain. He won’t help the president get re-elected," Gaetz said in a tele-town hall.

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Aug 23, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump campaign releases list of Republican convention speakers

Stage under construction at South Lawn of the White House. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Trump campaign on Sunday released the lineup of speakers slated to appear at the Republican National Convention this week.

The big picture: The reworked RNC will be a four-night spectacle including still-under-wraps venues, a 10pm "nightly surprise," and guests and themes playing to "the forgotten men and women of America," campaign officials tell Axios. Trump plans to speak every night and will deliver his acceptance speech from the South Lawn of the White House.

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Putin foe Navalny to be detained for 30 days after returning to Moscow

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny. Photo: Oleg Nikishin/Epsilon/Getty Images

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny has been ordered to remain in pre-trial detention for 30 days, following his arrest upon returning to Russia on Sunday for the first time since a failed assassination attempt last year.

Why it matters: The detention of Navalny, an anti-corruption activist and the most prominent domestic critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has already set off a chorus of condemnations from leaders in Europe and the U.S.

Biden picks Warren allies to lead SEC, CFPB

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President-elect Joe Biden has selected FTC commissioner Rohit Chopra to be the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Obama-era Wall Street regulator Gary Gensler to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Why it matters: Both picks are progressive allies of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and viewed as likely to take aggressive steps to regulate big business.

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