Ken Russell: How This Yo-Yo Champ Plans To Be One Of Miami’s Next Congressmen

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-Ken Russell is a City of Miami Commissioner who is one of the leading Democratic candidates for Congress in the 27th District. 

-The seat is currently held by retiring Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump in the district by nearly 20 points and is considered one of the most likely Democratic pick ups in the 2018 Midterms. 

-Russell has been on the City Commission since he ran in 2015. He ran after getting angry about the city’s response to a toxic park near his house. On the commission, he has been a reliably progressive voice. 

-Russell used to be a professional yo-yo player and he traveled the world as an ambassador for the sport. He also ran a kiteboarding company before getting into politics. 

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