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Donna Shalala Is Running For Congress In Bid To Replace Ros-Lehtinen

Donna Shalala filed paperwork to run for Congress, shaking up a crowded Democratic field seeking to replace the retiring Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.
Donna Shalala filed paperwork to run for Congress, shaking up a crowded Democratic field seeking to replace the retiring Republican Rep. Ileana 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.

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