Category Archives: Politics: FL-25/FL-27

Look What Came in the Mail

I got an unexpected package yesterday.

It came with a note:

This reminds me of the time that Rachel Regalado sent me an apple when she was running for school board. (Teachers, apples, geddit?) At the time I thought someone had too much campaign money. Now, I don’t know whether to salute non-traditional COVID campaigning, or what.

I do love Cuban coffee, but it used to be a going-out treat back in the days when we went out — too much sugar for every day; in fact, I don’t actually have an espresso maker. If you have an espresso maker and got left out, don’t worry, the Shalala for Congress campaign will gladly sell you a package or more and ship it too.

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Illeana Ros-Lehtinen Won’t Run Again

The Herald says Exclusive: Ros-Lehtinen to retire from Congress next year.

Guess she didn’t want to become a Democrat.

By setting the open election for an off-year, a time where Republicans usually do better than in Presidential elections, IRL makes one last gift to the GOP. Nevertheless, this is now a Democratic-leaning district, so there should be a mad scramble in both parties as candidates jockey for their party’s nomination.

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Rep. Ros-Lehtinen Ought to Become a Democrat

Ros-Lehtinen Statement on Her Intention To Vote NO on Revised AHCA.

Yes, she’d be one of the most right-wing members of the caucus especially on foreign policy (“Cuba”), but surely her sanity would take less of a beating. She’s already a leader on gay and trans-gender rights. Changing parties would let her vote for the childcare and medical funds her district needs.

Rep. Ros-Lehtinen has been a leader in opposing destruction of Obamacare. Others followed. She has a chance to be a leader on party-switching too.

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Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week

That’s according to the Town Hall Project, which reports

There are no events within 75 miles of your zip, the closest one is 118 miles away.

That would be Brian Mast (Republican, FL-18). Good on him. Shame on the rest of them.

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Well, She Doesn’t Represent Me

The Buzz:

Bullard, D-Cutler Bay, tried to change a proposed redistricting map that would shift 35,000 black voters from the 26th Congressional, represented by U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, into the 27th District, which is not represented by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami.

Freudian slip at the Tampa Bay Times?

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My Congressperson Calls Americans “Pigs”

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen thinks we are Yankee imperialist pigs?

This is what my my Representative said after we normalized relations with Cuba:

“We are saying to the Yankee imperialist pigs, come and own a piece of Cuba, we are for sale, and those who have money, come on over because it’s a fire sale.”

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