David Rivera files to run in open HD 119 contest, but fails to qualify

David Rivera files to run in open HD 119 contest, but fails to qualify

For a moment, it looked like former GOP U.S. Rep. David Rivera was mounting yet another attempted political comeback, filing to run in the open House District 119 contest on the final day of qualifying for state legislative offices.

However, inexplicably, Rivera did not qualify as a candidate, according to the Florida Division of Elections.

The redesigned HD 119 covers parts of unincorporated west Miami-Dade County including West Kendall, Country Walk and The Crossings.

Other qualified candidates in the HD 119 Republican Primary include Miami-Dade Area 11 Community Council Vice Chair Ashley Alvarez, lawyer Rob Gonzalez, former legislative aide Juan Carlos Porras, and hotelier Ricky Tsay. Tea...

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