David Rivera didn't want to talk. The embattled ex-congressman had walked into a Miami clerk's office to file paperwork for a comeback bid expecting a quick photo op and a few softball questions from a Spanish-language TV crew. Instead, he found Marc Caputo and his handheld camera.
The beautifully awkward six-minute clip that resulted -- with Caputo hounding Rivera about the ongoing federal probe he'd broken and Rivera repeatedly muttering, "Email me" -- is a perfect example of the tenacity, humor, and shoe-leather reporting the political writer has brought to the Miami Herald for the past 12 years.
Caputo announced this morning he's moving on. Luckily for Florida voters, he's staying put in the Magic City and joining the growing staff of Politico.More »