Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Just Got A Surprise Democratic Opponent

Longstanding South Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen just got a big surprise as an opponent in the upcoming race for the District 27 seat. And his name is Scott Fuhrman.

According to Roll Call, Fuhrman is a third generation South Floridian who runs a bottling plant that employs 75 people.

He apparently intends to put in at least $250,000 of his own money into the campaign in an effort to dislodge the popular Ros-Lehtinen.

Ros-Lehtinen is a moderate Republican who has refused to publicly endorse Donald Trump. She also has a transgender son and is a strong supporter of LGBT rights.

Fuhrman is a Democrat and announced his candidacy in an online video.

RISE NEWS is a grassroots journalism news organization that is working to change the way young people become informed and engaged in public affairs. You can write for us.

What Do You Think?


Scroll to top