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Florida US House election: Democrats have huge advantage

January 11, 2022

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick won the Democratic nomination to fill a South Florida congressional seat by five votes last November. She’s hoping Tuesday’s general election won’t be nearly as close.

Cherfilus-McCormick, a health care company CEO, faces Republican Jason Mariner in the special election to fill the seat of Democratic U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, who died last April of pancreatic cancer. Before his death, Hastings was the longest-serving member of Florida’s congressional delegation.

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