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Arizona Congressman Trent Franks Re-Elected

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 08:  Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., makes a few remarks at a press conference to raise awareness of cleft
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 08: Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., makes a few remarks at a press conference to raise awareness of cleft lip and palate treatments on July 8, 2014 at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)

Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) was re-elected to Congress Tuesday in the state's 8th District.

Franks ran unopposed in the general election. He defeated Clair Van Steenwyk in the Republican primary.

The congressman is perhaps best known for saying in 2013 that he wouldn't carve out an exemption for victims of rape when considering a ban on abortion because "the incidence of rape resulting in pregnancy are very low."

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