The Miami Republican who gave up his congressional seat last year is still making campaign contributions: Campaign finance reports filed late Friday show Diaz-Balart gave $2,000 to his brother, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, and $2,000 to Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami. Not getting a contribution: Rep. David Rivera, the third Miami Cuban American Republican. He had hosted a fundraiser for Rivera during the last quarter.
But Diaz-Balart did give $2,000 in February to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who raised money in Miami that month while studiously avoiding Rivera, who has been the focus of a criminal investigation into his finances.
Diaz-Balart also gave $1,000 to the Miami-Dade Republican Party, which Rivera once chaired. Diaz-Balart's campaign finished out the quarter with $99,495 in the bank.