Joe Garcia

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Joe Garcia is the Democratic candidate for the 24th Congressional District of Florida

Joe Garcia is the Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 25th Congressional District (map) of Florida. He won in primary elections which took place on August 26, 2008. [1][2]


Positions, record and controversies


Garcia is a Democratic strategist and former director of the Cuban American National Foundation.[3]

2008 elections

Garcia won the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[4][5]

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Joe Garcia. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Mastec Inc$ 30,750
Akerman LLP$ 28,900
Democrats Win Seats PAC$ 23,000
Greenberg Traurig LLP$ 22,106
Fanjul Corp$ 20,400
Duty Free Americas$ 17,500
JStreetPAC$ 16,695
Singh Co$ 15,600
Barzee & Flores$ 15,500
Historic Tours of America$ 15,500
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Committees and affiliations


Garcia will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Campaign Contact Information

Phone: 786-272-3867

Articles and resources

See also


  1. “Florida 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers, August 27, 2008
  2. Rachel Kapochunas, "Fall Hotbeds in Florida Produced Close Primaries Tuesday",CQ Politics, August 27, 2008
  3. Lesley Clark and Erika Beras, It's official: Joe Garcia takes on Mario Diaz-Balart, Feb 7th, 2008
  4. 2008 Race Tracker page on Florida's 24th Congressional District
  5. Official Suzanne Kosmas for Congress website

External resources

External articles