National Journal suggests the Miami Republican is the "most likely contender" for the first special election in 2011.
"While both Speaker Boehner and Maj. Ldr. Cantor can say they’re waiting to see 'how this plays out,' they’re going to be forced to issue a definitive statement sooner or later on Rivera," NJ says. "And their argument that no violations occurred while he was in the House will likely fall flat with the electorate."
"At this point, Rivera may not just be at the top of the list for an all-but-certain one-termer, but he could make it into the record books for one of the shortest congressional terms ever served," the Journal says.