In 2014, Ros-Lehtinen won reelection without any opposition in the general election. Before that, back in 2012, Ros-Lehtinen routed her Democratic opponent by almost 25 percent. Before 2016, the only time the Democrats held Ros-Lehtinen to less than 60 percent in a general election was in 2008 when Barack Obama first ran for president. That year, Annette Taddeo took 42 percent while Ros-Lehtinen won with 58 percent.
Last year though, after the Florida Supreme Court approved new congressional districts, Democrats made some gains against Ros-Lehtinen. Running against businessman Scott Fuhrman, Ros-Lehtinen took 54.9 percent while her Democratic opponent garnered 45.1 percent. Democrats also did well in the presidential election in this district as Hillary Clinton took 58.6 percent while 39 percent of voters here backed Donald Trump.