Thursday, February 11, 2010

Musical Chairs

I don't think I've ever seen a political move quite like this one: Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R FL-21) is retiring, and his brother, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R FL-25) will move in to run for his seat. Apparently FL-21 is more staunchly "R" than FL-25; hence the move. Both Diaz-Balart brothers are very popular with Miami's Cuban-American community, and Mario is a likely 'shoe-in' to win the district. The folks in FL-21 don't have to learn a new name, at least. But I don't recall another time when a retirement in one district created an opening in a different district.
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