Posted on 23 July 2009 by admin
Florida Congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart, Bill Posey and Tom Rooney have been put on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s list of vulnerable incumbents.
Officially they were added to the NRCC’s Patriot Program, which is an attempt to hold the lawmakers accountable for meeting their own fundraising goals in return for party help. How things shake out is unknown, of course. Diaz-Balart was widely said to be in danger of losing last cycle but outlasted the Obama momentum.
On the Democratic side, the GOP views Reps. Suzanne Kosmas and Alan Grayson as the most vulnerable, with Grayson considered the easier target.
Posted on 06 July 2009 by admin
TALLAHASSEE – The Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate Campaign today announced the endorsements of Congressmen Lincoln Diaz-Balart and Mario Diaz-Balart. ”Charlie Crist understands that freedom is under attackand it must be protected with clarity and firmness by the United States. He will be an effective Senator for Florida. I strongly support him,” said Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart.
During his time in Congress, Lincoln Diaz-Balart has successfully tackled issues such as tax relief for hard working American families, significant education reform, transportation funding, protection for the Everglades, and bringing common sense and discipline to the federal budget. He continues to work on such important matters as keeping Americans safe at home and abroad, affordable healthcare, sound immigration policy, and the expansion of freedom and democracy to those who remain oppressed.
“With his commitment to a strong national defense, a world-class education system, and ensuring that all Floridians have access to health care, it is clear that Charlie Crist will be a strong advocate for Florida in Washington D.C.” said Congressman Mario-Diaz Balart. “He is exactly the leader that we need and I look forward to supporting and campaigning with him.”
Since his start in Congress, Mario Diaz-Balart has served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and has helped deliver millions of federal dollars for the I-75 widening project and Miami-Dade Transit. He was recently appointed to serve as the Ranking Member of the Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Subcommittee of that Committee. He also serves on the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee and the Highways and Transit Subcommittee.
His other committee assignments include the Budget Committee and the Science and Technology Committee.