For the first time in almost three decades, Florida’s highly competitive 27th Congressional District seat, long held by Republican, Cuban-American Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, is up for grabs. "Salazar is certainly well-known in the district and is relating well with voters, a majority of whom are Hispanic," DePalo said. The district is known to be tricky to win as over 70 percent of constituents are Hispanic and, in Miami, cultural connection can make a big difference. “You need to be part of this city in order to know how it works and how it feels and how it vibrates. Although the area has become more Democratic through the years, Ros-Lehtinen’s loyal supporters—mostly conservative Cuban-Americans—re-elected her to a fifteenth term in 2016.
Source: Fox News October 11, 2018 19:53 UTC