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

TV Journalist Enters GOP Primary

Republicans have been struggling to find a strong candidate for Ros-Lehtinen’s seat.

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Ally Mutnick
March 2, 2018, 9:49 a.m.

TV journalist Maria Salazar (R) filed to run for retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s (R) open seat. Republicans have struggled to find a top candidate to run in the South Florida district, which backed Hillary Clinton by 20 points. Ros-Lehtinen personally met with Salazar to encourage her to enter. (FEC)

There are several Democrats running for the seat, including state Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez and state Rep. David Richardson.

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