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David Rivera stays on the ballot

A Miami-Dade judge has thrown out a case trying to disqualify Republican congressional candidate David Rivera from Tuesday's ballot.

Allies of Rivera's opponent, Democrat Joe Garcia, had sued Rivera, an eight-year state representative, saying he submitted inaccurate and incomplete financial disclosure forms with the state.

But Circuit Judge Jerald Bagley ruled against them, saying they hadn't challenged Rivera's qualifications to be on the ballot within 10 days after the state certified him as a candidate.

Bagley based his ruling in part on a decision from a Tallahassee appeals court in a similar elections case issued less than two hours before the hearing in the Rivera case.

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Prognosticator

David Rivera will win this seat.

No matter what nonsense the Joe Garcia campaign tries to use to take the focus off the real issues and off his support of Pelosi and Obama, it will not work.

David Rivera is loved by his constituents and by the Republicans and Independents in Miami Dade, Broward, Monroe, Lee and Collier Counties.

Since Joe Garcia is already considered a loser in that district, these false accusations and negative lies really makes him look pathetically desperate.
I wonder what he will try next?

SUSANNA NUHFER

I BELIEVE THIS IS JUST THE NASTY PART OF POLITICS; DON'T BELIEVED EVERYTHING YOU HEAR; LET YOUR HEART SPEAK TO YOU AND USE YOUR MIND TO DECIDE THE TRUTH; WE SHOULD CONSIDER VOTING FOR GOD FEARING CANDIDATES; WHEN THE JUST RULE THE CITY PROSPERS.
GOD BLESS US ALL;AMEN!!!.

Nat

I'm so shocked at how low Joe Garcia is willing to go. He's really too much! I hope he loses! Jerk! He doesn't even live in that district! He lives in a condo on south beach worth millions!

Ana Margarita Martinez

Joe Garcia has pulled every dirty trick in the book. He's running a dirty campaign, while Rivera has stayed positive and on the issues.

Mari Vila

David is one of the hardest working representatives I have ever met. Many that have known him for 8 years or so - know where his heart is. Fiscally conservative, smart. Cares for young, as well as the elderly. He has done so much for both groups. The lies that Joe Garcia has said on the tv ads paid for by Pelosi dollars are appalling.

For those of you that are considering voting for Joe Garcia....DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!! and FIND OUT WHO HAS DONE MORE FOR THIS COMMUNITY. Mari Vila

Barry J White

Great law; guess who wrote it. So any information which has not
been make public until after 10 days following filing is irrelevant?
If we find out the guy was an axe murderer 11 days after filing,
keep him on the ballot, right? Brilliant. Voters who don't do there
homework deserve what they get. Dist 25 give yourselves a break;
send Joe Garcia to Washington.

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