South Florida Democrats Field Strong Congressional Candidates

The Miami Herald's Metro section today has a big article on Annette Taddeo's plan to challenge Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for the Florida's 18th congressional district. (Official Annette Taddeo for Congress web site.) Goodness knows that the incumbent has been a terrible representative for us: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen relentlessly for the war and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen routinely puts ideology above South Florida's economic interests.

[Other relevant past posts: Who Will Run Against Ros-Lehtinen? (All Politics Is Local) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Admits She Lied, But Doesn’t Apologize.]

There is something strange, even unique, about the Herald's article, however: it is not available on line. I have never before encountered a Metro section piece that I wanted to link to that wasn't available online for at least a week. No idea if it's human error, some new policy, or something special.

Meanwhile, some of the details are at Eye on Ileana: Annette Taddeo's bid for District 18 is now open.

Needless to say, I'm delighted that IR-L has drawn a serious challenger, although anyone would have to admit that it will be an uphill struggle.

Meanwhile, good things are happening in neighboring districts: local political operative and popular long-time Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinez is challenging Lincoln Diaz-Balart in the 21st.

Even better, local Democratic star Joe Garcia announced he's running in District 25 against Mario Diaz-Balart. (Official Joe Garcia for Congress web site.) Here's a piece of the TV coverage:

We're in for interesting times, a taste of which can be found in's Sensing Cuba shift, Democrats target trio of House Republicans in Florida.

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