Need more proof that the Florida House District 112 race will be among the most closely watched?
The Republican State Leadership Committee's Future Majority Project named it one of 14 statehouse races to watch in 2014.
It was the only race in Florida to make the list. (See below.)
The incumbent, Democrat Jose Javier Rodriguez, is facing a challenge from political newcomer Daniel Diaz Leyva. Both candidates are young, Cuban-American attorneys who are considered rising stars in their respective parties.
The race is competitive. So far, Rodriguez has collected about $146,000 in campaign contributions. Diaz Leyva has raised about $185,000.
District 112 includes parts of downtown Miami, the Roads, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove and Little Havana.