When Frederica Wilson won Kendrick Meek's former congressional seat last November, she set in motion a special election for two legislative seats. And that election is set for Tuesday in South Florida.
On Thursday, campaign staffers for Dr. Rudy Moise announced their candidate had more than $900,000 on hand -- bad news for a field of officeholders taking Moise on for the Democratic nomination to replace U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek.
With Kendrick Meek leaving Congress to run for the U.S. Senate, a crowd of candidates has jumped into the Democratic primary to take his place.
Including Pembroke Pines, Miramar, North Miami and North Miami Beach, the district was 55 percent African American and 21 percent Hispanic as of the last federal census. The district also contains some of the largest Haitian communities in the nation, and almost 40 percent of the district was born outside the United States.