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Democrats’ problems ousting Manny Diaz in HD 103 about to get worse

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In a way, House District 103 is the Democrats’ Moby Dick. The younger-skewing, heavily Hispanic district spanning parts of Miramar, Hialeah Gardens, and Medley elected President Barack Obama by a 10+ point margin in 2012. The HD 103 seat straddles Broward and Miami-Dade Counties, places Democrats need to plant their flag and hang their hats big-time if they’re ever going to get anything close to a majority again in Tallahassee. Even CFO Alex Sink — a Tampa Bay politician with a Southern accent — got…

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Ivette Gonzalez files to challenge Manny Diaz in HD 103

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A Democrat has filed to challenge incumbent Hialeah Republican Manny Diaz for the Florida House District 103 seat. Coral Gables attorney Ivette Gonzalez filed for the seat Monday and is the only candidate running against Diaz as he shoots for a third term in the House. Gonzalez is a criminal defense attorney and has run her own law firm since 2010. Prior to entering private practice, the St. Thomas University School of Law graduate worked as an assistant state attorney for the Miami-Dade State…

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