Thursday, December 13, 2018
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., is leading a host of legislators--including several from Florida--in calling on the Trump administration to crack down on leaders of the Oretga regime in Nicaragua.
There is plenty of work for the Democrats to do if they expect to hold this seat in November. A poll taken last month by Florida Atlantic University (FAU) showed Scott with a four point lead and Real Clear Politics lists the race as a “toss up”.
U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., the first member of the Florida congressional delegation with Puerto Rican ancestry, joined other Democrats in calling on U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, the chairman of the committee, to hold a hearing on the matter.
As Democrats look to flip the U.S. House in November, the New Democrat Coalition (NDC) in Congress and its PAC could be playing a large role in their efforts.
Harris insisted that the stakes are high in the Sunshine State with control of the Senate at stake in Florida. 
Freshman U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., was one of only 33 Democrats in the U.S. House to support the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act” which passed on a 258-159.
More than a third of likely Republican primary voters--34 percent--remain undecided. 
Despite the endorsement, Manjarres does not have an open shot at the Republican nomination.
Pundits from across the nation consider this South Florida congressional race as a prime opportunity for the Democrats to flip a seat currently held by a Republican. 
Estimates hold that PEPFAR initiative has helped more than 14 million people across the world.