LGBT Champion Declares for Congress

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Posted on July 21, 2011 - 11:10am by Anonymous.

State Representative Luis Garcia from Miami Beach has declared he will run for Congress against incumbent David Rivera.

Garcia is a long time champion to the LGBT community. While serving on the Miami Beach city commission he helped pass several pro-LGBT policies and has been a consistent supporter of LGBT legislation in Tallahassee.

In his campaign announcement yesterday, Garcia told supporters he was running because, "The middle class has been under attack."

Incumbent David Rivera has had a rocky time in his short stint in Congress. Rivera's personal and campaign finances have been under investigation since before he was elected.

Congressional District 25 leans Republican but is considered to be a possible pick up by Democrats. The district covers Western Miami-Dade County and eastern Collier County but could change during the redistricting process.

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