MIAMI (AP) - A case involving the potential removal of a Florida congressional candidate from the ballot over questions about his financial disclosures is set to go before a judge days before the election.
Attorney William Barzee and a 25th congressional district resident who filed the case are expected to make their first appearance in Miami federal court Wednesday. The two originally filed their complaint last week in state court. They allege Republican state Rep. David Rivera did not follow Florida law because he failed to identify all of his income sources.
Rivera, who denies the accusations, requested the case be heard in federal court, arguing the law applies only to candidates running for state positions. The judge is expected to say who has jurisdiction.