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David Rivera banks another $110,000 for April

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Former state representative and congressman David Rivera banked $110,750 last month toward his 2018 run for House District 105, campaign finance records show.

The April take follows a $100,000 loan. Rivera is looking to replace term-limited state Rep. Carlos Trujillo in the Republican-leaning district.

His only competitor, Republican Ana Maria Rodriguez, collected $36,800 for April, bringing her total to $51,425.

Rivera served in the Florida House for four terms before heading to the U.S. House where he served 2 years before losing his re-election bid to former Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia.

Rivera was the subject of a federal investigation alleging he ran a campaign finance scheme in his 2012 congressional re-election campaign, but the Miami U.S. Attorney’s office has so far declined to indict him.

He attempted to get back into the Florida House last year, but fell 54 votes short in the HD 118 contest against Democratic Rep. Robert Ascensio.

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