Miami-Dade's 'Republican Cuban establishment' regains power in Florida, Washington

MIAMI — About three months before Election Day, Miami Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell — an Ecuadorian immigrant who in 2018 defeated a Cuban American Republican in one of the nation’s most competitive swing districts — was caught on video marveling at her breakthrough.“No one thought we’d be able to take the Republican Cuban establishment that has taken ahold of Florida politics for more than 20 years,” Mucarsel-Powell told a group of supporters.It didn’t last long.After two short years in office, Mucarsel-Powell lost her seat on Nov. 3 to Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County’s Republican Cu…

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