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Anti-DOMA Rep. Ros Lehtinen Already Facing Primary Challengers

 

Florida press reports that the 2012 election season is already underway:

Key Largo maintenance and construction worker Jose Peixoto, who ran unsuccessfully for the Mosquito Control Board in 2010, looks to oust U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros Lehtinen, a veteran congresswoman who chairs the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Ros Lehtinen, a Republican who lives in Miami but represents the Keys as part of District 18, has been in Congress since 1990. Peixoto, no party affiliation, says that's too long for anyone to serve.

Also filing in this race is Miami Republican Marcus Rivchin Jr.