MIAMI (CBSMiami) — David Rivera, a former U.S. congressman ousted in scandal in 2012, announced he will run for Congress again in 2014 while appearing on Spanish television’s MegaTV Thursday night.
Rivera has been under investigation in the past by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for unreported donations during his time in the legislature.
He was voted out of office as the FBI and IRS continued to seek answers about his personal and campaign finances.
Moments after the announcement, school board member Carlos Curbelo, and Rivera’s future opponent put out a press release that stated:
“I just got the news and wanted to make sure that you heard it from me: David Rivera is going to run for Congress again, despite being under investigation by federal agencies for serious allegations that, like Joe Garcia, he participated in a fraudulent scheme to influence an election. I believe that our district deserves better. We deserve someone who is looking out for us, not themselves. As I talk to the people of this district, it is clear that they are ready for a change. We deserve better, and that is why I am running for Congress.”
Congressman Joe Garcia won against Rivera in the last election. He is running again.
Former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe Martinez and Cutler Bay Mayor Ed McDougal will also be opponents of Rivera’s.
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