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- SCOTT FRANKLIN received a 5-minute-plus congratulatory phone call from President Trump the evening after the Lakeland city commissioner defeated incumbent Ross Spano in the GOP primary for Congress. While Franklin supplied 52.7% of the nearly $590,000 contributed toward his primary campaign, he is seeking to broaden his donor base in the general election battle against Democrat Alan Cohn.
- REPUBLICANS in Polk County are broadening their voter registration lead over Democrats, due in part to a GOP campaign to encourage party switching and the fact that more former Democrats than former Republicans have changed to no party affiliation.
- SCHOOLS: The Chamber-of-Commerce-led Reopen Lakeland Task Force and the #LoveLakeland nonprofit are encouraging residents and businesses to donate dollars and goods to equip public schools in Lakeland with materials needed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus | MORE: Adopt-a-School webpage | City of Lakeland news release
- FOOTBALL: Kathleen 42, Ridge Community 40 (article) | Lake Gibson 82, Haines City 0 (article) | Lakeland Christian 23, Seffner Christian 0 (article) | Victory 36, Winter Haven 23 (article)
Source: The Ledger
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