MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The race for the Florida Congressional District 26 seat is one of the most talked about in South Florida.
It’s a rematch between incumbent Republican Congressman David Rivera and Democratic challenger Joe Garcia.
On Wednesday, the state Ethics Commission announced it has found probable cause that Rivera committed 11 violations of the law while serving in the legislature. He’s also under two federal investigations.
His opponent, a Miami-native, released a statement in response to the new allegations.
“Mr. Rivera’s 11 charges of breaking the law is embarrassing to our entire community. Enough is enough,” Rivera said in the statement. “It is time for us to move forward in a positive way. Hopefully, after Nov. 6th, we can turn the page on Mr. Rivera’s scandals and get back to helping the people of South Florida.”
Prior to the new allegations, Garcia sat down for an interview where he…
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