'Apprentice' Reject Raking Up Campaign Cash
Diaz appeared on Season 5 of Donald Trump's The Apprentice, and after a poor showing as team leader in the second episode (his team got whomped thoroughly) was fired in a SHOCKING double elimination. As Wikipedia's entry on the season states, "Pepi is fired for not leading the team correctly, not being able to get his team out to a good start, and for losing the respect of the entire team after not knowing how to handle the Stacy-Brent conflict."
Seems like he might have polished up his leadership skills since then.
He's running to fill the Miami area seat of term-limited J.C. Planas (who, you may remember, had his own brush with reality television, by performing at MGM's studios "American Idol Live" attraction).