In Florida’s District-27 race, Maggie’s List endorsed candidate and Congressional Partner Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen faces a challenge by a Democratic candidate with a criminal past! On South Florida television stations, her campaign is running a series of ads criticizing her opponent as untrustworthy and highlighting his background which involves allegations of a horrible driving record and death on our roadways.
As we shared with you in previous editions of the Weekly Brief, Ileana served as Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and remains a very strong voice on foreign affairs issues and U.S. national security. She was the first Hispanic woman ever elected to Congress and remains a staunch advocate for Hispanics—especially Cuban Americans-- in the U.S.
In an ever-changing world with shifting, uncertain political dynamics such as those playing out today, Ileana’s voice is needed in Congress now, more than ever. District-27 was recently redrawn and now leans Democratic. She needs all of our support to return to Congress. You can help by showing up to the polls to vote for Ileana.