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Shalala Announces Run for Congress

She said she was motivated by Trump and Parkland.

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Ally Mutnick
March 8, 2018, 10:15 a.m.

Former University of Miami President Donna Shalala (D) “says she’s running for Congress because she’s angry. At Trump. At his administration. At Congress.”

“Shalala, 77, says the ruling party in America has frustrated her by undercutting education, the working class, the environment, civil rights for women, immigrants and the LGBTQ community.” And she’s “disturbed by the lack of federal legislation following last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.”

“Internal polling suggests it’s her race to lose, but she enters a crowded field of well-funded but lesser-known Democrats who’ve already shown that they’ll go after her record at the University of Miami, in the private sector and with the Clintons.” (Miami Herald)

RESIGN OR RUN? “State lawmakers just put five Miami congressional candidates in a pickle. On Wednesday, the Florida House voted 87-27 in favor of a bill that would force local and state elected officials to resign their seats in order to campaign for a federal office should the new term overlap with the old. With the Florida Senate having already passed the bill, it is now headed to Gov. Rick Scott, whose office says he’ll review the legislation.”

“If Scott signs the bill into law, he forces nearly a half-dozen local and state lawmakers to choose between holding onto the sure thing and taking the risk of running for” retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s (R) seat. (Miami Herald)


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