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David Rivera makes the top 10

On Smart Politics list of the 10 most prolific press release writing offices in the House. The Miami Republican finished 10th on the list -- tops was former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom the site said issued "five times the House average and more than 34 other members combined."

Rivera -- who has sought to project an air of normalcy while investigators in Florida look at his finances -- was pegged by Smart Politics as one of the "particularly active freshmen.."

His 57 press releases, the site said, "lead the way among freshmen and are the 10th most among any House member this year, although he does 'double dip' at times" -- noting that in addition to week in review releases and "expected statements on high-profile events" such as President Obama's State of the Union and the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Rivera "also occasionally releases a duplicate statement in Spanish."

His last release? Tuesday when he announced that he had met with the new Ambassador of Panama to the U.S. He said he and Mario E. Jaramillo discussed, among other matters, the approval of the free trade agreement between Panama and the United States. Rivera has said -- by press release -- that he'd work to block passage of the South Korea Free Trade Agreement if agreements with Panama and Colombia aren't passed.

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MDIAZ

CONGRESSMAN RIVERA HAS ALWAYS BEING A DEDICATED PUBLIC SERVANT. IN HIS 8 YEARS
IN TALLAHASSEE AS STATE REPRESENTATIVE, HE
WAS THE FIRST IN AND LAST OUT. ALWAYS WORKING
ON SOME PROJECT.

CONGRATULATIONS CONGRESSMAN!! I WILL VOTE FOR YOU AGAIN!

Kendall Voter

Are you kidding me? He refuses to actually speak to the media in person, even the Republican leaning media outlets ( He got ripped by the Naples Daily News - WHO ENDORSED HIM ). He refuses to any questions about the numerous laws he has broken. But he hopes to snow-job the media and everyone else by sending dozens of meaningless press releases. When people defend this crooked joke of a man they are embarrassing themselves and the community.

Yeah, whatever

You know, there's a definitely advantage to being the first person who arrives in the morning and the last to leave: nobody else is around.

That gives you the chance to do things you might not otherwise.

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