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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Former University of Miami President Donna Shalala is looking to make a big splash in her post-Canes career.

Shalala plans to run for the House seat being vacated by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

The official paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission can be found by clicking here.

Shalala will be running as a Democrat. Ros-Lehtinen is a Republican.

The 77-year-old Shalala will be running for elected office for the first time.

Shalala enters a field of at least six other candidates who will face-off in the Democratic primary.

Ros-Lehtinen is retiring from Congress when her term ends early next year.

There has been no formal announcement from Shalala yet, but one is expected later this week.

She left her position as President of UM in 2015 after 14 years to take over the Clinton Foundation, as in former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Shalala also continued to teach at the University of Miami once a week after retiring as school president.


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