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House budget chief trying to stake out “most conservative” in Congressional race

by Dara Kam | March 8th, 2010

Like many GOP candidates across the nation, including his pal former House Speaker Marco Rubio, House budget chief David Rivera is working the conservative angle in his Congressional run to replace U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart.

Rivera was in Palm Beach County on Friday at a Club For Growth meeting at The Breakers.

He met with U.S. Rep. Tom Price, Chairman of the “Republican Study Committee,” the self-proclaimed “Caucus of House Conservatives.” Rivera said Price, a Georgia doctor who’s in charge of recruiting Congressional candidates in the South, promised to give his campaign a hand and gave him tips on how to woo other conservatives.

Rivera’s expected opponent, Senate Republican Leader Alex Diaz de la Portilla, hasn’t officially entered the race yet. Diaz-Balart is jumping from his district to his brother Lincoln’s, a safer GOP seat. U.S. Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart isn’t seeking re-election this year.

“We discussed several policy issues, including health care reform as well as the overall political landscape and outlook for Republicans in the upcoming election,” Rivera, R-Miami, said.

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5 Responses to “House budget chief trying to stake out “most conservative” in Congressional race”

  1. Cynical Idealist Says:

    Rivera is the man to beat in this race.

    DLP’s divorce and his trying to have too many candidates in too many races will finally come back to haunt him.

  2. Jim Says:

    For those in West Palm Beach/Palm Beach/Wellington/Royal Palm Beach/Jupiter/Boynton Beach who want to run a campaign trying to break the stranglehold held by democrats- spenders and taxers- and the feeble showing of republican party head, Sid Dinerstein, who can not seem to generate any candidate to run against a democrat:


    American Majority

    It IS committed to training people to run NOT for
    Congress, but for LOCAL office — farm team building.

    In addition, check out:
    Smart Girl Politics, one of the fastest growing activist groups in the country.


    This is the hand-up you can use. Don’t depend on the local political groups in THIS county or your city.

  3. Alex Says:

    Rivera a conservative??? Now thats funny.

  4. Dutch Says:

    What about Davids marriage? Oh, that’s right he’s been to busy dating sorority girls using his business card to ever marry, loser!

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