Why a Democrat and Republican imply support in Florida from Colombia’s ex-president
Colombia's then President Ivan Duque Marquez, left, and U.S. President Joe Biden following the group photo of leaders at the IX Summit of the Americas at the LA Convention Center on June 10, 2022, in Los Angeles. - Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS

MIAMI — Two candidates fighting for votes in South Florida’s most competitive congressional race are trying to appeal to voters by turning to a surprising source: former Colombian President Ivan Duque. Annette Taddeo, a Colombian American and Democratic state senator vying to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, published two videos last week highlighting the former conservative leader’s supportive comments about her during a brief visit to South Florida this summer. In one of the videos, Duque called her “a force” in the Colombian-American community. “When I see you guys, you kn...