Miami state Sen. Annette Taddeo made mincemeat of her two Primary opponents Tuesday on her way to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar for Congressional District 27.
With all votes tabulated in the Democratic Primary, Taddeo scored 68% of the vote. Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell received 26% of the vote, while Democratic socialist candidate Angel Montalvo got 6%.
She’ll face Salazar, who defeated Republican Primary challenger Frank Polo by a 62-percentage-point margin, in the Nov. 8 General Election.
CD 27 has switched party hands every two years since Republican U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen left office in 2018.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics