Elections

Ros-Lehtinen wins reelection to congressional seat

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, pictured alongside her husband Dexter Lehtinen, won reelection to her congressional district Tuesday.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, pictured alongside her husband Dexter Lehtinen, won reelection to her congressional district Tuesday. dsantiago@elnuevoherald.com

Veteran U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen easily won re-election in South Florida’s 27th Congressional District on Tuesday.

Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican who has held the seat since 1989, defeated Democrat Scott Fuhrman, a businessman and political newcomer, by about 10 pecertainge points with most of the vote counted.

The district includes Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Hialeah, Key Biscayne, Little Havana, Miami, Pinecrest, South Miami, and Westchester.

  Comments