FLORIDA 27 (R -- OPEN) | FL-27

Dem Splits With GOP Campaign Manager

Rosen Gonzalez is one of several Democrats in the race.

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Danielle Bernstein
Dec. 11, 2017, 10:21 a.m.

Miami Beach Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez (D) “says she and her Republican campaign manager” Pedro Diaz “quietly parted ways after he trolled liberals on social media and continued working for a man whom she accused of unwanted sexual advances. … She said they split ‘because he would not step down’ from the Miami Beach Commission campaign of Rafael Velasquez, though Diaz said their dispute was over campaign strategy. … Rosen Gonzalez accused Velasquez in late October of exposing his penis to her, and said Diaz resigned about a week later, just before Velasquez lost his election. But she says she was also aware of Diaz’s inflammatory social media use, including a tweet where he responded to a story about activists hanging clown effigies in KKK robes by asking ‘why so much hate, racism and violence from the left?’” (Miami Herald)

Rosen Gonzalez is running for retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s (R) seat. The district backed Hillary Clinton by 20 points.

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