Former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala won the Democratic nomination to represent Florida’s 27th district in Congress on Tuesday. Shalala won the district with over 30 percent of the vote, narrowly beating out state Rep. David Richardson. At 77 years old, Shalala would be the oldest freshman congresswoman to serve in the U.S. House […]
An influential political report says the race Florida's 27th Congressional district has tightened, now calling the contest between Democrat Donna Shalala and Republican Maria Elvira Salazar a "toss-up."
The district, which favored Hillary Clinton by more than 19 points, had been seen as an easy win for Democrats. The winner will replace Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen who is retiring after 28 years in Congress.
"This is simply a case of a bad candidate match up for Democrats: Shalala, 77, would be the...
Democrat Donna Shalala won the Democratic primary for retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s seat, a Miami-based district that Democrats are confident will flip in 2018. Shalala bested state Rep. David Richardson and former Knight Foundation director Matt Haggman, among others.