U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart is running in redrawn District 25, after being elected two years ago to District 21, which was held by his brother, Lincoln, who retired. Rep. Diaz-Balart previously served District 25, which covers much of southwest Miami-Dade County.
Rep. Diaz-Balart is a passionate conservative who has been a strong voice on U.S. policy toward Cuba, but he’s also a strong voice for small businesses in his district. He has been an advocate for federal funding of local projects, like the I-75 widening and Everglades restoration, and he pushed for congressional investigations of contaminated Chinese drywall.
This year, the Republican faces two candidates with no party affiliation: Stanley Blumenthal, a self-described “honorable socialist” and (we are not making this up) VoteForEddie.Com, which is how the name of that candidate will appear on the ballot.
Mr. Diaz-Balart deserves to return to Congress. For U.S. House, District 25, The Herald recommends MARIO DIAZ-BALART.