Alcee Hastings

With about 79% of the vote, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick has been named as the winner of Florida's special election to replace the late U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings in Congress. But Republican Jason Mariner, who was trounced, refuses to concede and said he plans to sue.

Hastings was one of Florida's most senior members in Congress and represented majority Black communities outside of Miami.

Taxpayer paid $220,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by an ex-congressional staffer against Rep. Alcee Hastings.

During a congressional hearing about Obamacare on Monday, Florida Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings took a swipe at the conservatives in Texas for among other things refusing to participate in state health care exchanges. SEE ALSO: Obama: “Slavery And Jim Crow” Was Justified By US “In The Name Of Christ” And then he went in, calling it a […]