Donna Shalala Is Running For Congress In Bid To Replace Ros-Lehtinen
Donna Shalala, the former University of Miami president and Health and Human Services secretary, is officially running as a Democrat to replace retiring Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, according to Federal Election Commission paperwork filed Monday.
Shalala, 77, has never run for elected office, but her presence shakes up a crowded Democratic primary in a district that includes most of Miami Beach, downtown Miami and coastal Miami-Dade County. The district favors Democrats, as Hillary Clinton defeated President Donald Trump by 19.7 percentage points there in 2016.
Shalala did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday night.
Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald.
Copyright 2020 WLRN 91.3 FM. To see more, visit .