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David Rivera vs. Joe Garcia House Race Now Rated a "Toss Up"

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Despite the fact David Rivera has been continuously under investigation for one thing or another since even before taken his seat in the U.S. House, and despite the fact that there's now suspicions that Rivera helped run the campaign of an apparent ringer in the Democratic primary in his district, most national analysts still think he has the slight edge over challenger Joe Garcia in District 26.

In the past few weeks, though, several have now decided that the race may have become a bit tighter than previously predicted. That, of course, tends to happen when the incumbent is facing as many bizarre accusations as Rivera.

Like most Congressional races, there hasn't been much publicly released polling conducted in the race. At this point, anyone trying to score the horse race has to rely on the ratings of a select few analysts, and several of those have changed their ratings in the past few weeks.

The Rothenberg Political Report has changed their rating of the race from "Leans Republican" to "Toss Up/Tilt Republican."

Meanwhile, the Cook Political Report has changed their rating from "Leans Republican" to pure "Toss Up."

Meanwhile, Real Clear Politics, Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball and Roll Call still have the raced rated as "Lean Republican." The New York Times has had the race rated as a "Toss Up."

As the incumbent in a district where Republicans have about a 4,000 registered voter advantage, Rivera may still have the edge on those factors alone, but the recent headline-garnering controversy isn't doing him any favors.

The Joe Garcia campaign, meanwhile, is touting an internal poll that shows Garcia ahead of Rivera. It may be a while, however, before we get our hands on external numbers.

It seems safe to say that along with Rep. Allen West, Rivera is looking at one of the hardest roads to reelection of any incumbent in Florida.

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8 comments
fernandoadamesp
fernandoadamesp

Mr Rivera is leading the polls and hes going to win againg this race . This is a poll posted a The Hill  "A new internal poll has Rep. David Rivera (R) up 6 percentage points over his Democratic challenger, Joe Garcia, a flip in fortunes from Garcia's poll in late August that showed him ahead by 9 percentage points".

 

The WORST candidate in this elections is Mr Joe Garcia. Hes a looser, hipocrite with no BLOOD for politics. Cae pesado...Its what we call "un cubano pujon".

 

 

 

Daniel537
Daniel537

Garcia is up by 7 in a new poll released today, and the margin goes up to 13 when voters are informed of the accusations against him. The sleazeball needs to go down in Nov. One less right-wing cuban freak in office.

LockHimUp
LockHimUp

Any Rivera article needs to mention his running a postal truck off the road.   Dude is a complete psycho that belongs in prison.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

“rivera has been accused of misusing campaign donations for personal use, and Rubio has largely admitted to having done the same thing. Indeed, the far-right senator was about using a Republican Party credit card to purchase personal items. Rubio conceded it "looks bad," and acknowledged, "I shouldn't have done it that way." It's worth noting that we're not talking about minor purchases -- Rubio billed the state GOP for more than $100,000 during his two-year tenure as Florida's House speaker, including repairs to his family minivan. marco rubio and david rivera the two con men also co-owned a house together, a house that went into foreclosure

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

As slimy as Rivera is he is head and shoulders better than that professional moocher Joe Garcia.

 

You do realize that Joe Garcia has never held a real job in his entire life and instead lived off the money taken by force of the productive members of society don't ya?

 

He was also on the forefront of great government projects like SOLYNDRA!!!!!

fernandoadamesp
fernandoadamesp

 @Daniel537

 Liers hahahhahahahahah Typical from Joe Garcias campaign! Liers!

 

The HIll:

 

A new internal poll has Rep. David Rivera (R) up 6 percentage points over his Democratic challenger, Joe Garcia, a flip in fortunes from Garcia's poll in late August that showed him ahead by 9 percentage points.

 

 

fernandoadamesp
fernandoadamesp

 @LockHimUpDont believe all the bull published by the biggers bullshiters at the Miami Herald. The psyco as u call him, has never loose an election and was foud not guilty by the STATE ATTOR , NO CHARGES, Why does he belong in prision? Stop reading journalist wannabe , Caputto.

 

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