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Garcia and Diaz-Balart, no common ground

Democrats Raul Martinez and Annette Taddeo may have sided with their Republican targets, Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, when it comes to opposing the $700 billion bailout that crashed and burned on the House floor today.

But not Joe Garcia. The Democrat challenging Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart assailed the Republican for voting against the measure while the "economy plummets.

"I'm not saying it's a perfect bill, but this is about taking responsibility," said Garcia. "These guys broke it, but they're not willing to pay for it."

He called the bill a "first step at getting our economy back on track," and said he would have voted for it, had he been in Congress.

Diaz-Balart said the bill had "taxpayers footing the bill to bailout Wall Street for its reckless and irresponsible behavior. Wall Street should be required to pony up capital before asking the taxpayers to bail them out," he said.

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