Gloria Romero Roses, Random Person, to Run Against David Rivera as Democrat

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Democrats have finally found a candidate to take on vulnerable Republican incumbent congressman David Rivera. Her name is Gloria Romero Roses. She has no electoral experience, no name recognition, and doesn't even live close to the district. Oh boy.

Roses is a Colombian-born businesswoman with experience in real estate and now manages Nexus Homes, a company that works with the assisted living industry. She also makes her home in Southwest Ranches, the western Broward County hamlet.

Roses threw her name into the ring after former State Rep. Luis Garcia exited the race with bad blood between him and the national party (including DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz). Former Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penalas was considering a run, but it appears that he's leaning against it.

You'd think someone with a higher profile would want to run? Rivera is considerably vulnerable. His fundraising has stalled and he's under federal and state probes into his personal and campaign finances. His newly redrawn district will also now include the more liberal-leaning area of the Florida Keys, formerly part of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's district.

"As a real estate professional, I have seen the boom-bust cycle of our local economy that comes from our reliance on construction and housing to be the economic engine," Roses said. "Florida's growth has been stagnant coming out of this downturn in part because Congressman David Rivera has been too focused on defending himself in his ongoing scandals rather than fighting for jobs and strengthening our small businesses."

Political newcomers don't often get elected to House seats from Miami-Dade. Reps. Rivera, Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart and Frederica Wilson all worked their way up through the state legislature before launching their successful bids for Congress. Now retired Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Carrie Meek and Kendrick Meek all did the same.

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RM
RM

She is only low-profile to you. Romero has been involved with just about every cause progressives believe in in South Florida - including campaigns & elections. I am surprised that she hasn't run before but I'm confident she'll give a good fight. You're right that she is not a career politician, but I'd be surprised if that hurt her in this district.

Daniel
Daniel

 Such as??? Yes, she's an unknown, except to the labor unions who don't like her, and yes Joe Garcia will easily defeat her. That being said, she's pretty damn cute.

Dog BlueMiami
Dog BlueMiami

I think the best person for that job in that district is Joe Garcia. Too bad that Cuban American Republicans blindly vote as a block and got the clown and criminal, David Rivera, elected to Congress. And they will keep on blindly defending him too. It's going to be a dirty campaign.

Getaclue
Getaclue

Another uneducated person who does not know the system geeze just what we need. It's funny her statement points out of a stagnant economy she comes from the sector that created the problem she has the nerve to make comments like this,I'm not one that likes David Rivera . Please don't run you're not qualified.

Johnny
Johnny

my buddy's mother brought in $15779 the previous week. she makes money on the computer and bought a $490700 condo. All she did was get lucky and put into use the advice given on this web page makecash30.........................

seep
seep

it's a pretty crappy job, anyhow.  Nobody really wants it.  Mike Rowe recently was a US Rep for one day on Dirty Jobs and it was stomach churning.

WakeUpToCorruption
WakeUpToCorruption

Anybody but that criminal David Rivera.

Remember, THIS NUTJOB RAN A MAIL TRUCK OFF OF THE ROAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

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