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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.)

District: 25th District
Political Highlights: Fla. House, 1988-92; Fla. Senate, 1992-00; Fla. House, 2000-2002; U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-present
Born: Sept. 25, 1961; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Residence: Miami
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Tia Diaz-Balart; one child
Education: U. of South Florida, attended 1979-82
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (7th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Defense; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD - Chairman); Budget

Election History
2014generalMario Diaz-Balart (R) 00.0
2012generalMario Diaz-Balart (R) 151,46675.6
Stanley Blumenthal (NPA) 31,66415.8
2010generalMario Diaz-Balart (R) 00.0
2008generalMario Diaz-Balart (R) 130,89153.1
Joe Garcia (D) 115,82046.9
2006generalMario Diaz-Balart (R) 60,76558.5
Michael Calderin (D) 43,16841.5
2004generalMario Diaz-Balart (R) 00.0
2002generalMario Diaz-Balart (R) 81,84564.7
Annie Betancourt (D) 44,75735.4
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R) is 33rd.


Florida is 2nd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@MarioDB)

Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.