One of South Florida’s longest-running political dynasties will remain intact for at least another two years, as eight-term Republican Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart cruised to a convincing defeat over Democrat Mary Barzee Flores, who was making a long-shot attempt at flipping Miami-Dade County’s most conservative Congressional district.
Diaz-Balart, the incumbent representing Florida’s 25th Congressional District, was soundly besting Barzee Flores with — collecting 61 percent of the votes with almost 8 percent of the county’s precincts tallied.
“Well earned,” Diaz-Balart said upon hearing the results. Joined by his family and supporters at Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, he said he was eager to get back to work. “Now I’m ready to work tomorrow.”
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