On the news that Rep. David Rivera plans tomorrow-or-so to announce his bid for Congress, Sen. Alex Diaz de la Portilla suggested he's close to running against Rivera. Oh boy. Here's the written statement from the Republican Senate leader titled Senate Majority Leader Will Make His Decision at a Thoughtful and Deliberate Speed
"As I seriously consider a bid for Congress this year, my decision will be made at a thoughtful and deliberate speed after careful consultation with family, friends and supporters. I am humbled by the outpouring of grassroots support I have received as the residents of Congressional District 25 understand this is a critical year for our Conservative Republican party. Our party is in desperate need of a proven, battle-tested Republican who can go toe-to-toe with the liberal Pelosi Democrats and actually win. As we fight to take our country back from the current liberal agenda, our constituents deserve a choice in this election and I am confident that a competitive Republican primary will ensure the best candidate will emerge to ensure victory in November."