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Mercury firm hires former Miami Rep. Joe Garcia


Former Miami Democratic Rep. Joe Garcia has landed a job at Mercury, the public strategy firm that already employs a number of South Florida political campaign veterans.

Garcia was named Mercury co-chairman based in Miami, the firm announced Wednesday.

“I am thrilled to join Mercury, known across the country for their exceptional work across the public affairs, policy and political arenas,” Garcia said in a statement. “I look forward to growing the Mercury brand in Miami, and bringing my expertise to help clients achieve success.”

Garcia joins Ashley Walker, former President Obama's Florida campaign manager; Juan Peñalosa, Garcia's former congressional campaign adviser, and several Republicans, including Brian Swensen and Danielle Alvarez.

Garcia lost his bid to regain his old seat last year against Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo.