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Guess who's not coming to NRCC dinner in Miami? Rep. David Rivera



nrccinvite.jpgIt looks like every Republican U.S. Rep. from Florida is sponsoring an upcoming Miami fundraising dinner featuring Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Except for one: Miami Rep. David Rivera, who's snarled in a legal investigation over his ties to a $500,000 dog track, his changing statements, and his questionable federal and state financial disclosure forms (each of which he changed). The investigation is continuing.

Rivera's fundraising has been hit. And so has his reputation in top-level Republican circles, where some are concerned about the investigation as well as his shifting answers. In short, it's not the sort of background that the 18 other Republican congressmen/women want to deal with in the $10,000-per-couple dinner for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Check out the conspicuously absent Rivera on the invite.

-- Marc Caputo

[Last modified: Monday, July 18, 2011 1:07pm]


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