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Newly elected U.S. Representative Ross Spano has admitted to receiving more than $175,000 in personal loans from friends and funneling the loans into his political campaign, a possible violation of federal regulations.

Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media

Despite Democrats' hopes for a 'blue wave,' all U.S. House seats in Tampa Bay remained unchanged Tuesday night with Republicans taking a decisive win in the only hotly contested seat.

The race to replace retiring U.S. Representative Dennis Ross seems to be a dead heat just days before the election.

Roberto Roldan / WUSF Public Media

State Representative Ross Spano of Brandon will be the Republican candidate running to replace retiring U.S. Representative Dennis Ross.

Courtesy of the office of Dennis Ross

When U.S. Representative Dennis Ross announced his retirement back in April, he caused a stampede of candidates to enter the race for his seat.