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Florida 21st District

Candidates

Lincoln Diaz-Balart*

Lincoln Diaz-Balart* (R)*

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Raul Martinez

Raul Martinez (D)

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Florida Snapshot

RCP House Ranking: Leans GOP

Presidential Race: Obama (D) vs. McCain (R)
House Races:
FL-8 | FL-16 | FL-21 | FL-24 | FL-25

Key 2006 State Races:
Gov | FL-13 | FL-16 | FL-22

2004 President:
Kerry (D) vs. Bush (R)
2004 Senate: Castor (D) vs. Martinez (R)

Polling Data

PollDateSampleL. Diaz-Balart (R)Martinez (D)Spread
Daily Kos/R200010/20 - 10/23LV4544L. Diaz-Balart +1
Telemundo 519/27 - 10/1300 RV4843L. Diaz-Balart +5
SurveyUSA8/24 - 8/26632 LV4648Martinez +2

Previous Election Results

House
2006: L. Diaz-Balart (R) 59, Gonzalez (D) 41
2004: L. Diaz-Balart (R) 73, Gonzalez (Libertarian) 27
2002: L. Diaz-Balart (R), unopposed

President
2004: Bush (R) 57, Kerry (D) 43
2000: Bush (R) 58, Gore (D) 42

Race Summary

Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart could see a closer race this year as Cuban voters consider Democrats for the first time in years. His opponent, ex-Hialeah Mayor Raul Martinez (D), is a candidate with roots in a Republican part of the district, and he's still got more than $1 million in the bank. But Lincoln's district is more Republican than his brother Mario's district, making Martinez's task all the more difficult.