Republicans Ready To Abandon Critical Race?

A lack of top-tier candidates has some Republicans considering whether to invest in holding Florida’s 27th District instead of focusing on more crucial House races.

Longtime GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is retiring at the end of her term from a district that broke for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Republican officials and potential donors told the Miami Herald they are worried after their inability to recruit competitive candidates such as Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera.

“The seat is now going to go to the Democrats,” said Raquel Regalado, a Miami-Dade school board member who dropped out of the GOP race for the seat in November. “I don’t think you’re going to see a large GOP financial investment. They’re looking for a moderate candidate, but I don’t think they’re going to find one.”

Read more at Roll Call.