April 18, 2015

Florida Politics

Seats Up for Grabs

A move away from partisan politics is stroking heated congressional battles and spelling trouble for incumbents across Florida. Here's a roundup.

Amy Keller | 6/1/2008
Mario Diaz-Balart [R]
Mario Diaz-Balart [R]
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R]
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R]
Joe Garcia [D]
Joe Garcia [D]
Annette Taddeo  [D]
Annette Taddeo [D]

South Florida Trifecta?

Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart isn’t the only Republican under attack in Miami-Dade County. Democrats are mounting an ambitious bid this year to try to take over the seats of three south Florida Republicans. Diaz-Balart’s brother Mario, who has represented the 25th District since 2003, has drawn a challenge from Joe Garcia, a Democratic strategist and former director of the Cuban American National Foundation. In the 18th District, Democrat Annette Taddeo, a Colombia-born business executive, is taking on Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Tags: Politics & Law, Around Florida, Government/Politics & Law

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

'Blue Cathedral' wine glass music
'Blue Cathedral' wine glass music

Unusual instruments will grace the stage as The Florida Orchestra plays "Blue Cathedral" by Jennifer Higdon.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Weekend poll: You might be a Floridian if you...

  • Own several pairs of flip-flops
  • Can pronounce Okeechobee, Kissimmee , Withlacoochee , Thonotosassa and Micanopy
  • Think a hill is anything above flat
  • Bugs don't bother you (except love bugs when you're driving)
  • All of the above
  • Other (we know you have some - comments welcome!)

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe