Republican U.S. Rep. María Elvira Salazar and Democratic Miami state Sen. Annette Taddeo’s battle for Congressional District 27 is the closest, costliest and most hostile federal race in South Florida.
Each candidate labeled the other socialist in derisive ads, one of which prompted Black community leaders to rebuke the incumbent.
Some recent polls suggests the race is statistically tied. Others overwhelmingly predict a Salazar win Nov. 8.
Campaigns and committees spent four times more on CD 27 than the next-priciest contest in the area through mid-October, including $1.7 million on ads by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Congressional Leadership Fund.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics