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National Dems weigh in on Rivera gambling ties

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which poured money into the race for Florida's 25th District before the November election, put in its two cents Wednesday on U.S. Rep.-elect David Rivera's ties to gambling interests we reported in a story last week.

"Voters expect Representative-elect Rivera to raise his right hand to take an oath and be sworn into Congress, but before he gets there he might have to raise that same hand on the stand to defend his potentially criminal behavior," said Jesse Ferguson, a DCCC spokesman. "The last thing Washington needs is an ethically-challenged, scandal plagued politician like David Rivera who is under investigation before even being sworn into his office - that won’t be the kind of change voters hoped for."