Scientology donor Joy Villa aiming for Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's Miami congressional district - 2017-12-22
It's been a question a lot of bewildered Scientology watchers have been asking recently: How far can church donor Joy Villa take her "MAGA" fame after wearing a pro-Trump dress at the Grammy awards in February, and which Congressional district is she thinking of parachuting into to make her run for the House?
The ever-vigilant Jeffrey Augustine appears to have answered that question — he pointed out to us that according to a donation page on Joy Villa's own exploratory committee website, she's aiming at Florida's 27th district in Miami, which is going to be wide open after incumbent Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced that she won't be running in 2018.
Ros-Lehtinen has held the seat since 1989, but the getting out may be good after Hillary Clinton took the district by 19 points last year, and a pro-Democratic wave appears to be building on the horizon. The Tampa Bay Times rated the district "highly vulnerable" to switch to the Democrats now that Ros-Lehtinen is leaving.