After Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Miami) announced her retirement many individuals, mostly Democrats, began to came forward and declare their congressional candidacies. One was Republican Raquel Regalado, a former Miami-Dade County School Board member and daughter of city of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado (R). After raising only $15,000 for her campaign through the September 30th financial reporting period, last among the eight major candidates, Ms. Regalado has now decided to end her short-lived congressional campaign. The South Florida open 27th District is the Democrats best conversion target in the nation, and currently their field of candidates is politically stronger than the Republican side. But, Florida has a long primary cycle that won’t be decided until August 28th. Still, the eventual Democratic nominee will be rated as the favorite to win in November, at least until the general election campaign finally takes shape.
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