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.
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.
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.
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.