Tag: Illeana Ros-Lehtinen

Peter SchorschJuly 18, 2018

Miami Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida’s 25th Congressional District hasn’t faced a real challenger in a decade. But the last few days indicate that won’t be the case in 2018. It also seems clear that Diaz-Balart’s been caught flat-footed by his new(ish) opponent, former judge Mary Barzee Flores, who exited the Donna Shalala-dominated CD […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 26, 2018

After nearly three decades, Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced her retirement from Florida’s 27th Congressional District. A number of prospective Democratic replacements quickly pounced on the opportunity, taking advantage of the district’s demographics, which make it friendly for one of them to win in the fall. In 2016, Donald Trump lost CD 27 by more than […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 16, 2018

Congressional District 27 Democratic candidate Matt Haggman announced Tuesday that he raised more than $402,000 in the last quarter of 2017, and now has taken in $914,000 overall in the race to succeed Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen this November. Ros-Lehtinen’s announcement in 2017 that she would leave public office after 30 years representing Miami and Miami […]

Mitch PerryJanuary 9, 2018

A bipartisan group from Florida’s congressional delegation sent a letter to the Donald Trump administration opposing any rollback of safety regulations adopted after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. In a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, the group of 20 lawmakers — both Democrats and Republicans — warned that “an oil spill can devastate a regional […]

Mitch PerryNovember 30, 2017

With the way U.S. congressional districts are apportioned, any representative who wins their seat by less than five points is considered to be in a swing-seat district. That makes them potentially vulnerable in a re-election bid. Other (sometimes unforeseen) variables also determine the political landscape in an electoral cycle, such as a “wave” election that […]

Mitch PerryJuly 17, 2017

Illeana Ros-Lehtinen’s decision to not seek another term representing Florida’s 27th Congressional District has spurred six Democrats to enter the 2018 contest. Among those Democrats is Michael A. Hepburn, a senior academic adviser for the School of Business at the University of Miami. He lost a 2014 primary election against Daphne Campbell for the state House. […]


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