One Diaz-Balart Wins, the Other in Limbo

Posted November 4, 2008 at 11:16pm

At least one Diaz-Balart brother will be returning for the 111th Congress.

The Associated Press has called the race for Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), who had 58 percent of the vote with 72 percent of precincts reporting.

In a neighboring district, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) was clinging to a 51 percent to 49 percent lead over Miami-Dade County Democratic Chairman Joe Garcia (D) with 67 percent of precincts reporting, but the race had not yet been called.

The two South Florida Republicans had been targeted by national Democrats this year after normally winning re-election easily in previous cycles.