Sunday, February 10, 2008

Annette Taddeo vs Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

I was watching This Week in South Florida with Michael Putney earlier today, and Putney said that Annette Taddeo had officially announced her candidacy for Florida's 18th Congressional district yesterday. I haven't found any other official source, but Putney is usually reliable. That means Rep. Ileana Ros Lehtinen, who has represented district 18 since 1989(!), finally has a challenger.

What do they say about things that come in threes? I'm sure Ileana, Lincoln and Mario are gonna want to know.


Bookmark the official websites of the three Democrat candidates this year, and spread the word.

- Raul Martinez
- Joe Garcia
- Annette Taddeo


Danielle said...

you can see Annette's official site at

Carlos Miller said...

I hadn't heard of Annette until recently and I researched her and her resume is quite impressive.

And the fact that she was born and raised in Colombia brings a whole new dynamic to the election because Colombians are the second largest Hispanic group in Miami-Dade.

Besides, there are many Cuban Americans who are already sick of Ileana and the Diaz-Balarts.

This is going to be one of the most interesting South Florida elections in a long, long time.

And you're right, Putney is reliable.

Mambi_Watch said...

Thanks Danielle.

Figaro said...

Well, she got a good record on AIDS legislation. Something I personally have not heard Taddeo has mad no statementes about. If Ileana is running on her record. And her record is not too bad, Taddeo has a lot of work to do.

I am not a big Ileana fan,but she even Jumped and cosponsored HR6680 on lifting the ban on Federal Money for Syringe Exchange Programs. Given that at least in Florida 50% of all new AIDs cases comes from IV drug users. People are also getting tired of some of the War on Drugs regulations that do harm to the citizenship. I am all for this. She's got my vote.

On Federal Funding Syringe Programs

You can go to the harm reduction coalition site

or this other site. HR6680 will allow Federal Money to be use in Syringe programs

These websites will sent a letter to your Federal Congress Representative, but also if you know others who may be interested helping you can send

them the information so they can help too. Please help use win and stop the spread of HIV and Hepatitis. After 20 year of Center of Disease Control

research stating that Syringe Exchange definitely stops the spread of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis and all other blood carrying diseases amongst IV Users. Also found that it does not increase drug user, nor does it bring on any new users the Federal government has trust this statistics to fund syringe exchange. But we need you help
in telling your congress representatives to vote for this bill HR6680 our Florida Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is one of the 1st of 35 co-sponsor of this bill.