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Florida's 18th congressional district
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Current Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Population (2000) 639,295
Median income $32,298
Ethnicity 83.9% White, 7.2% Black, 1.0% Asian, 7.7% Hispanic, 0.2% Native American, 0.0% other
Cook PVI R+3

Florida's 18th congressional district is a congressional district in Florida.

The district includes portions of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Miami-Dade section includes most of the City of Miami, the South Beach section of Miami Beach, and many of the southern Miami suburbs. The Monroe section includes the entire Florida Keys. (The area of Monroe County across the Florida Bay - which includes the Everglades National Park and Flamingo - is part of the 25th congressional district).

Barack Obama received 51% of the vote in this district in 2008. The district has a Cook Partisan Voting Index score of R+3. Currently, the residents of the 18th district are represented by Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 51 - 49%
2004 President Bush 54 - 45%
2000 President Bush 56 - 42%

2008 Congressional elections

On February 26, 2008 Annette Taddeo, a local businesswoman, announced that she would run against Ros-Lehtinen in the 2008 general elections. She was one of three Democratic candidates hoping to unseat the three Republicans that represent South Florida in Congress. Two of the three Democrats and all three Republicans are Cuban-American, while Taddeo is Colombian-American.

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