Election Day rolls on as South Florida voters continue to file into their polls throughout the region.
Five republicans will face off in the August 26th primary election, each hoping for the chance to run against Congressman Joe Garcia in the November general election. Four of those five are participating in a TV debate in the CBS4 studios. Investigator Jim DeFede moderates the debate, as a special half-hour of this week’s Facing South Florida. Only David Rivera, the former congressman trying to regain his old seat has decided not to participate.
A woman tied to former Congressman David Rivera has taken a plea deal in federal court. During a hearing Tuesday, Ana Alliegro pleaded guilty to campaign finance charges.
Amid a criminal investigation, the fate of ex-Florida Congressman David Rivera, may rely mostly on a woman who was his close friend.
Former Miami Congressman David Rivera has suspended his congressional campaign amid a federal investigation into a campaign-finance scheme.
A judge has refused another delay in the sentencing for a former South Florida congressional candidate who admitted to election fraud.
A close associate of former U.S. Rep. David Rivera plans to appeal a judge’s ruling denying her release on bail on charges of violating federal campaign finance laws.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio does not plan to endorse David Rivera in the Republican primary. The Florida senator and Rivera, who is running for the 26th Congressional District seat, have been allies before.
Jim sits down with Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to discuss David Rivera’s decision to run for his old seat in Congress, he chances of immigration reform, Venezuela, Obamacare, VA issues and much more.
This past week former Congressman David Rivera decided to jump into the race for his old seat. Rivera, who lost his election in 2012 amid a flurry of scandals, remains under federal investigation. Before Rivera added himself to the crowded republican primary field, the person who seemed in the best position to win was Miami-Dade school board member Carlos Curbelo.
Jim talks to Curbelo to get his reaction to the surprising turn of events.