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Mitch PerryJanuary 26, 2018
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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 […]

Scott PowersJanuary 25, 2018
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In the midst of the free-for-all battle for the open seat to represent Florida’s 27th Congressional District, Democrat Mary Barzee Flores firmly staked out the anti-Trump space Thursday with her first television commercial, calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Barzee Flores, a lawyer, former circuit court judge for eight years, former public defender, and […]

Mitch PerryNovember 16, 2017
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EMILY’s List, the political action committee that supports pro-choice female Democrat candidates, is endorsing former judge Mary Barzee Flores for Congress in Florida’s 27th Congressional District. CD 27 is the Miami-Dade County seat which will open next year for the first time in three decades when Republican incumbent Ileana Ros-Lehtinen steps down. “Mary Barzee Flores has built a […]

Scott PowersOctober 10, 2017
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The Pride Fund to End Gun Violence, a national group organized in the fallout of last year’s Pulse gay nightclub massacre in Orlando, announced Tuesday it is endorsing Democratic state Rep. David Richardson in the race for Florida’s 27th Congressional District. Richardson is openly gay, and he has been an outspoken advocate for gun law […]

Mitch PerryJuly 13, 2017
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Scott Furhman, the South Florida Democrat who ran in 2016 against Illena Ros-Lehtinen in Florida’s 27th Congressional District and considered running again this cycle, is endorsing state Representative David Richardson in next year’s contest. “David is the kind of Democratic standard-bearer we need in this race right now,” Furhman said Thursday in a statement issued […]

Scott PowersJuly 10, 2017
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Democratic state Rep. David Richardson is formally announcing his candidacy Monday to run for Congress in Florida’s 27th Congressional district, a seat Democrats are clamoring for now that longtime incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros–Lehtinen is retiring. “Our country is headed in the wrong direction, and we need bold leaders to help turn things around. That’s […]

Mitch PerryJune 6, 2017
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Miami Beach House Democrat David Richardson will run for the Congressional District 27 seat being vacated next year by Republican Illeana Ros-Lehtinen. Richardson has served in the Florida House since 2012, when he became the first openly-gay lawmaker elected in Florida. He had been considering entering the race after Ros-Lehtinen announced in late April that she would step […]


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