Kristen Rosen Gonzalez is a member of the Miami Beach City Commission. When the legislature and Governor enacted legislation that forced current officeholders to resign their positions to seek another office, Ms. Gonzalez was one of many to file a lawsuit to overturn the law. Now that the legal efforts have been rebuffed, Councilor Gonzalez announced that she will resign her position in order to continue with her congressional campaign. Two other candidates, state Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez (D-Miami) and Miami-Dade County Commissioner Ken Russell, chose the opposite course. Both of them abandoned their respective congressional campaign to keep their current positions. The Democratic leader appears to be former Health & Human Services Secretary and ex-University of Miami president Donna Shalala, while the Republican favorite appears to be former news anchor Maria Elvira Salazar.
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