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Gutter politics? Or just an opportunity to wear really bad shoes...

A group calling itself the "Rising Republican Youth of South Florida," is holding its official kick-off: "Bowling with our Congressmen." Really.

According to the press release, "Republican youth from across South Florida will gather at Strike Miami Lanes at Dolphin Mall" to bowl with South Florida's three Republican members of Congress, Reps. Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, whose districts include parts of Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties, and who this year face their first substantial re-election challenge.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Republican Party of Florida, the Florida International University College Republicans and the University of Miami College Republicans.Bowl

Ariel Fernandez, president of the group, said it's "proud and honored" to have the three GOP'ers lace up.

"Our club is full of excited young individuals who are Republican and ready to be active participants in our democratic process," Fernandez said. "We look forward to being integral players this election year. Together with our co-sponsors, we are paving the way to victory this November."

The tourney will be held at 7 Friday night at Strike Miami Lanes at Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12 Street.