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Florida House race attracts attention

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.

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Gregory Arthur

Daniel Diaz Leyva knocked on my door last weekend, what an impressive guy!

Intelligent, great knowledge on issues I brought up, and so so polite. I'm an independent who usually votes Democrat, but he for sure has me and my family's votes!

Michael J.Martinez

State Rep Jose Javier Rodriguez has done an exceptional job representing my district. I've been watching him tackle some of the biggest interests in our community, and it's inspiring. We have too many legislators who are numb and deaf to their constituents. We need to keep supporting leaders like Rep Rodriguez who will continue to fight for us and lead us to a more promising future. He's definitely earned my vote for a second time.

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