Republican U.S. Rep. María Elvira Salazar made it look easy Tuesday, when she defeated Democratic state Sen. Annette Taddeo to earn a second term representing Congressional District 27.
Salazar captured 57.3% of the 237,345 votes tallied, outpacing her challenger by 14.6 percentage points in what some polling had indicated would be a closely contested race.
Her win marks the first time in eight years an incumbent retained control of CD 27, which now covers a large, eastward swath of Miami-Dade County between Miami, Cutler Bay and the Turnpike.
The last person to do so was longtime Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
– Jesse Scheckner, Florida Politics