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Democrats recruit Miami Beach lawmaker to challenge David Rivera

Florida House Rep. Luis Garcia, a Miami Beach Democrat, recently met with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Washington D.C. The topic of discussion: challenging U.S. Rep. David Rivera, the Miami Republican elected last year who is under investigation. (The news was first reported by Politico.)

Members of Congress face reelection every two years, which means Rivera's name will again be on the ballot next fall. He currently represents western Miami-Dade and eastern Collier counties, though that could change with redistricting -- and his district, which narrowly leans Republican, could get a shakeup.

Garcia, a former firefigher and Miami Beach city commissioner, narrowly won reelection last year. He was first elected to the state House in 2006.