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Democrat to announce challenge to David Rivera

State Rep. Luis Garcia, a Miami Democrat, has issued a press release touting an announcement the lawmaker will make Wednesday at Tamiami Park.

Sounds like Garcia may announce that he will run for U.S. Congress against Rep. David Rivera, a Miami Republican elected last year under a cloud of investigation over his personal finances and campaign accounts. Rivera's latest campaign fundraising numbers, released last week, show the congressman is having trouble raising money.

Members of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which recruits candidates to run for office, met with Garcia in Washington D.C. earlier this year to discuss a possible challenge to Rivera.

Rivera represents western Miami-Dade and eastern Collier counties, though the shape of his district is expected to change when state lawmakers redraw district lines next year. Garcia, a former Miami Beach fire chief and city commissioner, does not live in the district as it is currently drawn.

Last year, Garcia made headlines after narrowly winning reelection -- one of few Democratic incumbents who was not unseated in a wildly successful year for Republicans.

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Robert Jenkins

He is actually sad as he is losing another "Yes" man. Perhaps, just perhaps, he can find another here in Florida. Yet some speak that Scott is being considered for the Republican V.P. slot. Perhaps we can do a twofer; Rubio/Scott. Then we can replace them with real Floridians, that care about real Floridians.

Rubio has to go too

Let's kick Rubio out of office. That hypocrite is traveling over seas with the consultant that left the Miami Dade Republican Party bankrupt. http://www.flickr.com/photos/63622372@N05/5794392008/in/set-72157626753071139/

Conservativevaluesplease

I thought Rubio was Catholic. This church looks Satanic. Why is there a boy on top of a man dressed in a robe. You can't even make this stuff up!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/63622372@N05/sets/72157626753071139/with/5793788981/

I want a new Senator!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Birdcage

LMAO!!! Is Marco Rubio Gay? I think he might be a closet homosexual!

George oliver

39 Democrats were selected tor the Florida house in 2010...seems like more than a few did not lose!

debby

those pictures are embarrassing for our state

chris

i think luis will do a great job and is a very good contender against rivera. now we have to worry about who will replace luis in his state seat. i have heard rumors that pedro diaz, is seriously considering a run. hes that young kid that ran for city of miami commissioner back in 09. whatever it is, luis got my vote. hes a man of the people.

chris

i think luis will do a great job and is a very good contender against rivera. now we have to worry about who will replace luis in his state seat. i have heard rumors that pedro diaz, is seriously considering a run. hes that young kid that ran for city of miami commissioner back in 09. whatever it is, luis got my vote. hes a man of the people.

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