Former Miami-Dade County School Board member Raquel Regalado, daughter of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, announced yesterday that she will seek the Republican nomination to succeed retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Miami). The seat is the strongest Democratic district, in terms of presidential vote for Hillary Clinton, which a Republican represents throughout the entire United States. Therefore, we can expect this to be a major 2018 congressional battleground. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro is the other major GOP candidate already in the race. State Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, Miami Beach City Commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, and 2016 nominee and businessman Scott Fuhrman are the announced Democratic contenders.
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