When Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she was retiring, her Florida district, the 27th seemed like a lost cause and a done deal.
It was going to go Democrat.
The Democrats were so confident that they were going to get it that their candidate, Donna Shalala, is a hoary, unpleasant Clinton leftover. Her credentials were working for the Clintons in and out of government, in Bill’s administration and the Clinton Foundation.
The 27th is majority Hispanic.
Shalala is the daughter of Arab Lebanese immigrants. The Republicans ran a Hispanic candidate. And they’re winning.
It’s not a done deal.
The Clintons are going to throw everything they can into the tank for Shalala. She is one of their few remaining powerful loyalists and if Hillary Clinton can’t drag her over the line in a district that she handily won, it’ll be her worst political shellacking since 2016.
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