Controversial ex-congressman Rivera files to run for Florida House seat

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — Former Miami Congressman David Rivera, who is under federal investigation over a consulting arrangement with the Venezuelan state-run oil company and was recently ordered to pay a six-figure penalty for violating campaign finance laws, is running for state House again. Mere hours before the end of the period to qualify for the November ballot, Rivera filed his paperwork with the Florida Division of Elections on Friday to run for state House District 119. The open seat in West Miami-Dade County, which includes parts of West Kendall and The Hammocks, had so far not attracted many well-kn…

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